Opening: Saturday, November 10 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Brian Dupont’s text-based paintings focus on how the visual aspects of
information are conveyed—or distorted—within the framework of abstract painting. He uses snippets of found text in his work, including poetry by his wife Rachael Lynn Nevins, tweets from friends, the art and writings of Richard Serra, Carl Andre and Christopher Wool, poetry, and Brian’s own writing. In the “Sara Drawings”, Brian seeks to combine the immediacy of a hand-written note with the formal complexity of a large scale painting. In much of Brian’s work, the composition of each painting is laid down as handwriting and then overlaid with stenciled text, slowly building layers of erasure, painting and correction to complete the work. The surface of each painting is rich and nuanced with a beautiful mystery and play of words. In the newest series; “Rachel’s Fragments”, Brian creates an exciting quartet of works, each unique, but sharing a common inspiration in the writing, palette and composition.
Brian was born in Tacoma, Washington and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. He received his MFA in Painting from Cornell University in 2000 and his BFA in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1996. His solo exhibitions include Adah Rose Gallery, The Soapbox Gallery, New York; The Scene Gallery, New York; Olive Tjaden Hall Gallery, Cornell University; and Kansas City Art Institute Gallery. He has also exhibited at Skydive Art Space, Houston; Kianga Ellis Projects, Brooklyn; Crossing Art Gallery, Theodore Art and Glitch Gallery. Brian has exhibited at PULSE New York, PULSE Miami, The Silicon Valley Art Fair and the Dallas Art Fair. This is Brian’s third solo show with the Gallery.
- Thursday-Sunday: 12 to 5pm
- or by appointment
Adah Rose Gallery is located at 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington, MD. For more information, visit www.adahrosegallery.com or call 301-922-0162.