Sept 14 reception at Elan Gallery Sewickley, PA. September, 2007.
Artist Christo Braun will exhibit new paintings at Elan Gallery 427 Broad St. Sewickley, Pa. Public reception during Sewickley Art Walk Sept. 14, 6-9 pm. Artist Talk Sept. 30, 3 pm. Hrs: Tues-Sat, 11 am-6 pm.Inspired by nature, Braun?s luminous paintings straddle the border between abstraction and representation, allowing the viewer to participate in the emotion of the image rather than its interpretation. "Painterly distillations of remembered perception and emotion," writes Dewitt Cheng of SanFranciscoArtmagazine.com, "they operate as metaphors for nature's operations: they breathe and flow."
One must stand in front of these near "holographic" images in order to appreciate them. The translucent glazes of pigmented resin on the reflective stainless steel shimmer and change as one's point of view changes. Selections from his breakout "Open Water" and "Riverwaters" series will accompany new work created since his arrival in Pittsburgh one year ago. Braun's work is collected internationally.
? Contact: Joan Barenbregge, 412-749-0427, www.elanarts.com
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