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.
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
Bedford Ave L Train at the corner of North 5th and Roebling.
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