ADRIAN LANDON BROOKS
Exhibition Dates: March 3- April 1, 2017
On March 3rd, Stephanie Chefas Projects will proudly present the return of Texas-based artist Adrian Landon Brooks in 'GOLDEN AGE', a new series of paintings that take on universal themes of love, loss, and redemption through the use of found materials. With his latest work, Brooks continues to explore a stunning iconography that hails from both the mystic and folk tradition. His brilliant use of color and wood is immediately identifiable and brimming with its own visual language - there is no mistaking each piece as coming from anywhere else. The archetypal imagery in 'GOLDEN AGE' exudes a spiritual, universal aura of peace and harmony while the title itself makes reference to a time from Greek mythology when man was commonly noble and good.
In Brooks' own words, "'GOLDEN AGE' is an expansion of my most recent aesthetic and keeps with the themes of magical folklore and mysticism. Each work offers my interpretation of a time when peace and harmony prevailed. The figures in my paintings share this sense of spiritual abundance and purpose. Wormholes, starscapes and statuesque heads create scenes that are meant to capture sacred traditions and ceremonies that transcend any one culture."
The opening reception for 'GOLDEN AGE' will be held at Stephanie Chefas Projects on Friday, March 3rd, from 7-10pm. Stephanie Chefas Projects is located Portland, Oregon at 305 SE 3rd Avenue on the second floor of the Urban Row building. The exhibition will be on view through March 31st, 2017 and is free and open to the public.