Ted Casablanca Gallery gallery invites you to the launch of the 2016-2017 season with its very first one-person exhibition, “Philpot: Reverberation,” featuring musically inspired works of painter and sculptor Bret Philpot.
“Reverberation,” for Philpot, is a study of the translati
“Reverberation,” for Philpot, is a study of the translation of music and sound onto surfaces in a language he understands. This most recent series represents a new adventure, allowing music to steer his work in a direction previously unknown to his collectors. Balancing creative spirit with discipline of sound, much the way a musician composes music, Philpot has allowed his artistic voice to translate sound in a manner that is uniquely his, and is demonstrated in his newest artworks.
“My works represent the fusion of many different influences,” said Philpot. “It’s like uniting the sounds and lights of the Sahara Tent with the deep cultural landscape of Northern New Mexico.”
“Bret Philpot is a local legend who has a truly moving breadth of contemporary work,“ said Ted Casablanca Gallery curator Bruce Bibby. “But Bret’s pieces always pop with the unusual, and this exhibition is no exception. He is probably the most societally conscious artist I have at TCG,” says Bibby. “He’s a force to reckon with on many levels.”
About Bret Philpot
Los Angeles-born Bret Philpot creates acrylic based paintings that visually ride the fence between organic earthiness and urban aggression—a contradiction he embraces. His themes can range from personal spirituality, to organized religions, to political injustice. And Bret has a lot going on beyond his desert studio. Whether boldly painting live at a music festival in front of a few thousand people or photographing graffiti in Damascus, Syria, he lives life in full volume. Perhaps the Desert Sun said it best: –“Stale, boring or common are three words you will never hear associated with Philpott’s paintings.”
“Philpot: Reverberation” will run at Ted Casablanca Gallery from October 1st to November 1st, 2016.