Fraction USA, detail.
Acrylic paint and grommets on canvas, 2016.
OCTOBER 8, 2016 7PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Butter Gallery is pleased to present “Star Focus”, a rebellious expression and analysis of the common themes and symbols related to the United States, by American born artist Brian Gefen. Through the use of written phrases and contrasting color palettes, Gefen achieves a strong satirical undertone in a body of work that explores the current state of american politics and contemporary painting tendencies. The amalgamation and careful arrangement of painterly compositions, based on traditional American iconography, create a complex and multi-tiered visual system that exposes the foundation and misconceptions about the land of opportunity as he presents his own America.
Brian Gefen received his Masters in Painting from the University of Miami in 2011 and his Bachelors in Fine Art from Ai Miami International University of Art and Design in 2007. His work is publicly collected by the NSU Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale and has been included in a variety of group shows in South Florida since 2005.
Please join us on Saturday October 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM; for the opening reception of “Star Focus”. An innovative way of looking and understanding the commonalities of American imagery spoken in the language of contemporary painter and artist Brian Gefen. As always admission is free and the artist will be present.