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POINTS | New Works by Adrian Landon Brooks + The Lost Object


  • Svper Ordinary 3350 Brighton Boulevard Denver, CO, 80216 United States (map)

Please join us on Saturday, August 12th from 6pm-10pm for the Opening Reception of POINTS featuring new works by Adrian Landon Brooks and The Lost Object. 

*Free Admission I Family Friendly
*Artists will be in attendance
*Complimentary Drinks

About Adrian Landon Brooks
Adrian Landon Brooks (b. 1983) studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute and currently lives and works in Wimberley, Texas. Brooks works predominately in the mediums of painting and illustration, using found materials such as wood, metal, and old photographs as his canvas. He has exhibited in Houston, Austin, Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland, and Amsterdam. In addition to his gallery work, Brooks has been included in museum exhibitions at The Contemporary Austin and Fort Wayne Museum of Art (FWMOA). Brooks has also been featured in Juxtapoz, VNA, and selected into the current West #126 issue of New American Paintings. 

Adrian's Artist Statement
Creating otherworldly backdrops for mystical iconography has long been a driving force in my work. Wormholes, starscapes, and portals serve as monuments to something greater than myself. Through the process of making this work, I attempt to share my vision of a higher power and purpose.

The scenes captured in this work show the transition between two different realities using cosmic structures, hands of worship and blank wooden backgrounds. The high contrast between the bare wood and painted imagery creates a surreal environment detached from our current time and place. The slumped-over bodies depict an awkward sense of discomfort and yearning. They are suspended in transitional acts of giving and receiving. The scenes show a before-and-after story not completely revealed to the viewer.

My primary intention is to show universal themes of love, loss, and redemption - subjects that transcend race or creed; worlds too far away to resemble any one place; and sacred rituals that could be part of any culture. 

About The Lost Object
I make stuff from junk. I pick up messes and try to make them into something I think looks good. I use the junk from the city, I use the stuff from the field, I use the bits in the forest and the things in the trash. I hunt, I collect, I gather, but only what I need for the work, for the play. color, shape, composition. some lost stuff gets found again.

For more info about the artists please visit: 
http://thelostobject.com/
http://www.adrianlandonbrooks.com/

 
Earlier Event: August 12
Lightworks @ Alto Gallery