Brian Calvin Exhibition

Anton Kern Gallery

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[Image: Brian Calvin "Looking Over" (2017) acrylic on canvas 108 x 72 in.]

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In his fifth solo show at Anton Kern Gallery, the California-based painter Brian Calvin presents a new body of work featuring tightly-cropped portrait paintings, colored pencil drawings, and anthropomorphic wooden sculptures.

Among the new group of paintings, the artist introduces tondos (circular shaped canvases), whose cropping eliminates any sense of background or place, and underscores the flatness of his compositions. Also, for the first time at the gallery, Calvin presents sculptures: stilt-size painted wooden legs leaning against the wall, suggesting a group of idle teenage loiterers. The exhibition demonstrates the evolution of Calvin’s reduced style of depicting the human form, and a looseness that opens up his pictorial vocabulary.



from September 07, 2017 to October 07, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-09-07 from 18:00 to 20:00


Brian Calvin

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