BRETT WESLEY GALLERY
April 22, 2011
Contact Person: Victoria Hart
Company Name: Brett Wesley Gallery
“New Paintings” by John Musgrove uses light and shadow as the unifying force in our forever-changing urban landscape.
Las Vegas, NV – May 5, 2011 — Brett Wesley Gallery is celebrating the opening exhibition called “New Paintings” featuring California artist John Musgrove. Opening and artist reception will be Thursday May 5, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd. This event is free to the public. The exhibition will run through June 25, 2011.
Discover the drama and unexpected beauty of the constantly changing urban landscape. John Musgrove is drawn to compositions that materialize when the light is just so and the buildings, cars, bushes, and shadows are in fleeting harmony. We often take the ever-present “ordinary” features of the landscape for granted, seeing past them or not seeing them at all. Within these paintings human presence is felt behind windows and in parked cars. Overhead wires, quickly becoming anachronistic in a digital world, speak simultaneously to our connectedness and our isolation from one another.
While the elements of the urban landscape are central to his work, light and shadow are the unifying forces. Whether it’s the crispness of a clear blue day, the luminescence of dusk or the diffusion of a foggy morning, it is the quality of light, which enlivens the painting.
John Musgrove grew up as an Air Force brat in places like Alexandria, Louisiana and Okinawa. He graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in Graphic Design and immediately moved to San Francisco. After working as a designer and illustrator for many years, he returned to painting in 2001. Born February 12, 1967 Earned a BA in Studio Art / Painting from UC Santa Barbara
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Brett Wesley art receptions are held once a month on Preview Thursday at 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd. on the corner of Charleston Blvd. The gallery building itself is a nod to mid-century modernism, urban chic and classic American roadside architecture.
What makes Brett Wesley Gallery distinctive is its selection of stunning works by emerging and established painters, photographers, and sculptors from Las Vegas and around the world. Owner Brett Wesley Sperry states “Our primary goal is to show works of art that are bold, relevant, and well-crafted across several media and ultimately expand the visual dialog among collectors and artists. Brett Wesley Gallery is a place to celebrate the arts and share knowledge with art collectors, fans and artists alike. And each month, whether you love what we’re showing or not, there will always be something here that’s memorable and worthy of discussion”.
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