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The Whimsical World Of Brian Keith Stephens Returns For A Second Solo Show At Sirona Fine Art
Art exhibition brings playful, energetic works of art to Sirona Fine Art gallery in The Village of Gulfstream Park. Showcasing the exceptional talent and whimsy of renowned artist Brian Keith Stephens.
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – (October 25, 2016) – Miami Art Scene™ announces the anticipated Opening at Sirona Fine Art on Friday, November 5th 2016 from 6-9pm featuring artist Brian Keith Stephens’ solo exhibition “I Believe in Miracles”. Stephens paint strokes are applied in energetic, staccato bursts of thick, intense layers of color. Simplified, heartfelt images of both pastoral and intensely personal subjects are of equal importance to the ambiguous, charge color fields that surround them.
“In this highly anticipated solo exhibition, Brian Keith Stephens invites us to share his vision of the vast dominion of small but profound marvels that occur unceasingly all around us. These newest paintings seek to remind us of an age-old dialogue with the cosmos that many of us have forsaken—an intimate and timeless conversation between present and past, the close-at-hand and the unfathomably distant, the trivial and the essential. Just behind the illusory veil of mundane life, he suggests, there lurks a magical dimension coextensive with our own, one gravid with life-affirming wonders.” said Jeff Edwards, art critic and faculty member, School of Visual Arts, New York.
Brian Keith Stephens is a perfect example of an artist who paints directly from his emotions and instincts. Stephens prepares his canvases by attaching random bits of cloth and canvas to the surface, creating abstract patterns that he overlays with frenetic, layered, broad strokes by brush and palette knife. Simple images of animals, his children and those he loves take on iconic stature in his large paintings. Stephens has exhibited in Germany, France, Denmark and across the United States.
“Using nature and those intimate to his life, these kinetic personal paintings are large canvas diaries of his love of the world and the people who are close to him,” explained Timothy Smith, Gallery Director of Sirona Fine Art.
“Each of these canvases is a small act of pure passion, and as such each stands as an emissary of the life’s unexpected blissful miracles, great and small. We are all players in life’s never ending spectacle: we are animal, we are magical, and we are all moving forward together, linked inextricably to one another. Almost half of the images in this series juxtapose wild animals with a playful, masquerading female figure who serves here as Stephens’ image of the eternal lover and the captivating other. Across nearly a dozen scenes, she adopts a wide range of personae alongside her untamed companions: sunbather,
seductress, dancer, model, pinup, sibyl, sprite. Each pairing seems to hint at the near-infinite variety of marvelous beasts, ourselves included, that the living cosmos has cast up into the light from the depths of its irrepressibly creative spirit. Love in its myriad forms is the vital medium that binds these images together and animates them. Each of these canvases is a small act of pure passion, and as such each stands as an emissary of the life’s unexpected blissful miracles, great and small. We are all players in life’s never ending spectacle: we are animal, we are magical, and we are all moving forward together, linked inextricably to one another.” said Jeff Edwards in his critique of Brian Keith Stephens work.
“I Believe in Miracles” solo exhibition Opening Reception on Saturday, November 5th from 6-9pm, the exhibition will be on view from November 5, 2016 through December 2, 2016 at Sirona Fine Art – a grand showcase for artists who embrace classic academic structure and technique, yet have an understanding and facility within the modernist landscape in which their work is viewed. Located in The Village at Gulfstream Park, 600 Silks Run #1240 in Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009. RSVP for the Opening Reception: firstname.lastname@example.org. See and learn more at www.sironafineart.com or call (954)454-9494. For media inquiries, to schedule an interview or receive additional information, please contact: Kat Wagner, email@example.com/ (786)571-6112.