Duane Reed Gallery is pleased to present a body of new paintings by Brian Smith. This Pop-Up exhibition opens Thursday, September 10th and will be up for two weeks, on display through September 24th. The opening reception is on Thursday, September 10th from 5 until 8 pm.
Brian Smith studied painting at Boston University; where he received his BFA, and continued on to receive his MFA in Painting from The University of Chicago. Smith’s work evokes a sense of nostalgia as one gazes at the implied forms and shapes reminiscent of places, objects, and figure; creating an intimate and personal experience between the painting and viewer.
Brian writes in his artist statement: “The act of painting is a vital experience. I see my art as a record of the subconscious and the painting process. The result is an interaction of imagined forms and spaces. Each work is intuitively developed through a personal method and logic. The reactions I have to the natural world and to the art that inspires me inform their meaning. Unique arrangements of colors, marks and textures are fundamental characteristics of my art. When integrated they convey a dazzling optical effect and a spirited emotional quality. The sensuous characteristics of paint make these aspects arresting, and the images themselves are distinctly abstract."