Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Brian Willmont

Park Life presents Feudal Echo, new works by Brian Willmont and Alex Lukas.

May 9th to June 8th, 2008

Opening Reception Friday May 9th from 7 to 10pm.

Park Life is proud to present new paintings from Brian Willmont and Alex Lukas. Both artists are members of Philidelphia's Space 1026 artist collective.

Brian Willmont's work builds on the new American folktale with Technicolor paintings that are tarnished with American history, Pre-Renaissance and Persian miniature painting, worship, dreamscapes, blacklight posters, and the fantastic.

His work has been featured in Solo Exhibitions at Space 1026, LaMontagne Gallery, and The Mills Gallery. Brian Willmont received his BFA with Honors from the Massachusetts College of Art in 2007.

Alex Lukas' current work explores images of the destruction of the American landscape. Inspired by contemporary imagery in various media including blockbuster movies and the evening news where there is a dominance of images alluding to the story of an America destroyed. His fictitious drawings are more obscure than narrative, paralleling real life, meant to be slightly confusing while hinting at a sense of unease and anxiety.

Alex Lukas has shown at galleries all over the world and is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design.

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