Y’all better get on your sneakers and RUN to Hidell Brooks Gallery!  
The new show is unreal!!! The opening is Friday night and the pieces are literally flying out the door! The work of Amanda Talley, Bill Braun and new artist to the gallery, Windy O’Connor have people flocking in droves.  It may be my favorite show yet…
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amanda talley + bill braun

amanda talley

informal forms

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bill braun

“my fourth grader could do that!”

september 6 – october 26, 2013

 

amanda talley

“painting, for me, is about translating the activity and movement of the outside world into a vocabulary of paint and line. light, color, and energy are reflected in a fractured window view of the underside of a live oak or in the curls and folds of an elephant ear. each painting experience becomes a challenge to push aesthetic decision-making aside, in favor of drawing in the moment. the best paintings occur when I succeed in letting action dictate form.”

–amanda talley, 2013

bill braun

bill braun’s paintings are impressive feats of hyper-realism. what appears to be the ingredients for a fourth grade art project of cut out construction paper, masking tape, staples and brown craft paper loosely assembled on the wall is in reality a tight and precise execution of acrylic paint on a flat canvas.

trompe l’oeil (french…”deceives the eye”), a type of painting, usually a still life, which by means of various illusionist devices persuades the viewer that he is looking at the objects actually represented. successful trompe l’oeil occupies a very shallow space behind the picture-plane, or actually seems to project beyond the picture surface.

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