November 2008

Recent Paintings

Brian Shure

Brian Shure. Museum Steps, 2008.
Oil on linen, 36" x 50".


Opening: Thursday, November 6
Closing: Thursday, November 27
Reception: Thursday, November 20th, 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Gallery Night: The artist will give tours from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Brian Shure's most recent work takes up the way people fit into and use architectural spaces.

He says of his approach, "I am a craftsperson, an artist, before I am a cultural anthropologist or whatever other term might describe someone who carries out this kind of study. We observe images with a different level of attention when we look at the rendering of people than when we look at the rendering of architecture, and I am fascinated with the way different levels of resolution in representing these interwoven subjects color our perception of them when they appear in the same image. We read the static, simultaneously available surface of a drawing or painting very differently from the way we interpret what we see happening in the space in front of us."

Calling attention to the play of light on the built environment has been Shure's subject matter for the past fifteen years. In his newest works the difference between acceptable levels of resolution for people and buildings has increasingly become a central concern.

This exhibition is curated by Richard Whitten of the Rhode Island College Department of Art.

We would like to extend our thanks to the Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, NYC and the Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI for their assistance with this exhibition.

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