Brian Alfred "It's Already the End of the World"

Haunch of Venison

poster for Brian Alfred "It's Already the End of the World"

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"It's Already the End of the World" is a solo exhibition of new work by Brooklyn artist Brian Alfred which features 14 new paintings, collage works, and a major new video work. Alfred's work is inspired by his interest in globalization, civil unrest, political and social opposition, and influential figures and locations. The animation will feature multiple soundtracks by musicians Flying Lotus, Ghislain Poirier, Roberto Carlos Lange, and many others. Alfred's new body of work comments on how our perception of the world is altered by the ubiquity of information. His paintings and animations explore how the world has changed through the use of new media technology and in particular the visual manifestation of how information is shared and disseminated throughout popular culture. The exhibition features both portraiture, such as "Aung Sun Suu Kyi," (2009) the democratic leader of Burma, and landscape, such as "Attica" (2009), an imagined scene of the 1971 prison riot in New York. The images in the exhibition have a connection to these people or places that have a relationship to power, influence and conflict. For the viewer, Alfred's works recreate the same powerful hold as the images witnessed everyday in the media.

[Image: Brian Alfred "Attica (detail)" (2009) acrylic on canvas 74 x 90 in.]



from January 15, 2010 to February 20, 2010


Brian Alfred

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