Capla Kesting Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by the Garage Pop Surrealist Brian Leo. Garage refers to an essentially grunge flavor that addresses raw emotion. In Leo’s work, mundane imagery resonates against solid backgrounds of vibrant color, evoking Pop Art commercialism.

Cartoon-like, whimsical subject matter, referencing individual identity, pop culture and current events, are juxtaposed and re-contextualized to form symbolically charged icons of disposal.
The psychological tug of these paintings reveals the Surrealist underpinnings of Leo’s endeavor. Working within the paradigm of contradiction, the artist contrasts the bright and festive colors of his palette with images of modern day despair and quirks from everyday life.

Brian's work has been shown all over Manhattan. He has had solo exhibitions at Johnathan Shorr Gallery in Soho, Tribes Gallery in the East Village and Patrons Gallery in Tribeca as well as many group exhibitions.

Brian Leo

September 9 - October 2, 2005
Evening with the Artist: September 9 from 6 - 9 pm

Capla Kesting Fine Art
121 Roebling St, 7-8 - Brooklyn, NY 11211
phone: 917-650-3760
Bedford Ave L Train at the corner of North 5th and Roebling.



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Brian Leo
Chicken Mouse
Acrylic and medium on canvas
8" x 6"