Painting

Adrian Landon Brooks' Human Iconography at Stephanie Chefas Projects

Dec 01, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017Stephanie Chefas Projects, Portland

Artist​ ​Adrian​ ​Landon​ ​Brooks​ ​returns​ ​to​ ​Stephanie Chefas​ ​Projects​ ​with​ his latest project, ​Oh​ ​Me,​ ​Oh​ ​My. In this​ ​stunning​ ​new​ ​series​ ​of​ ​work​ ​on​ ​reclaimed pecan​ ​wood, Brooks explores ​themes​ ​of​ ​humor,​ ​nudity,​ ​and​ ​quiet​ ​reflection,​ ​Oh​ ​Me,​ ​Oh​ ​My is​ ​a​ ​visual​ ​celebration​ ​of​ ​the​ ​human​ ​iconography​ ​amidst​ ​an​ ​other-worldly​ ​landscape. Whether​ ​the​ ​subjects​ ​are​ ​seen​ ​basking​ ​in​ ​light​ ​or​ ​preparing​ ​for​ ​evening​ ​rituals,​ ​each scene​ ​delivers​ ​a​ ​fragmented​ ​tale​ ​absent​ ​of​ ​inhibition​ ​and​ ​modern​ ​day​ ​technology​ ​alike.

Adrian​ ​Landon​ ​Brooks​ ​studied​ ​painting​ ​at​ ​the​ ​San​ ​Francisco​ ​Art​ ​Institute​ ​and currently​ ​lives​ ​and​ ​works​ ​in​ ​Blanco,​ ​Texas.​ ​Brooks​ ​works​ ​predominantly​ ​in​ ​the​ ​mediums​ ​of painting​ ​and​ ​illustration,​ ​using​ ​found​ ​materials​ ​such​ ​as​ ​wood,​ ​metal,​ ​and​ ​old​ ​photographs​ ​as his​ ​canvas.​ ​He​ ​served​ ​an​ ​internship​ ​at​ ​the​ ​McClain​ ​Gallery​ ​in​ ​Houston​ ​and​ ​has​ ​exhibited​ ​in Houston,​ ​Austin,​ ​Denver,​ ​Chicago,​ ​San​ ​Francisco,​ ​Portland,​ ​and​ ​Amsterdam.​ ​In​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​his gallery​ ​work,​ ​Brooks​ ​has​ ​been​ ​included​ ​in​ ​museum​ ​exhibitions​ ​at​ ​The​ ​Contemporary​ ​Austin and​ ​Fort​ ​Wayne​ ​Museum​ ​of​ ​Art​ ​(FWMOA).​ ​Brooks​ ​has​ ​also​ ​been​ ​featured​ ​in​ ​Juxtapoz,​ ​VNA, and​ ​selected​ ​into​ ​the​ ​West​ ​#126​ ​issue​ ​of​ ​New​ ​American​ ​Paintings.

Images and artist bio provided by the gallery