Post Painterly Pop
A survey of paintings by Brian Leo
Mar 7, 2014 -May 1, 2014
IFAC Lower East Side at The Yard
Brian Leo (b. 1976, New Jersey) lives and works in New York City. His paintings address global culture, contemporary politics and American identity. His work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions at venues throughout New York and around the world. Subject matters range from poignant to bizarre, and ridiculous to precious. Brian’s paintings have always meditated on personal events and social issues. His shows defy singular themes, yet rather reflect his contemplative attempt to understand globalization and humanity. The grouping of paintings are exhibited en masse to create a tension similar to a barrage of television channels, non stop news cycles, text messaging, and tabloid culture. If you’re in the NYC area, try your best to get out and see this show, it’s definitely a visual feast.
THis exhibition is part of Family Affairs
Family Affairs will be presented at IFAC Headquarters at The Yard, opening during Armory Art Week. Featuring a wide array of work by modern and contemporary masters juxtaposed alongside new and re emerging artists championed by the consortium. With a strong focus on painting, the circles of influence are wide and far reaching yet centered around our city home: in the immigrant story and the mission of the historic avant-garde that arrived in New York a century ago, launching American art into modernity and paving the way for the rise of the New York School and conceptual art. A semi-dysfunctional family bound together with a common necessity to create with a passion.
The International Fine Arts Consortium, originally founded in 1996, is an independent semi-nomadic curatorial platform and agency co-directed by Lee Wells and Gregory de la Haba. IFAC functions in the real and virtual worlds through a broad based international network of artists, curators, and advisors that seek to expand the dialogue in the arts and the avant garde.