Friday, February 19, 2010

VASTU welcomes artists Allen Levy and Brian Petro

Allen Levy creates paintings that draw you in to take a closer look. At first glance, they appear calm, peaceful and harmonious but upon closer review, hidden under each layer he applies, is a detailed and complex story. There is intense interplay between organic flow and structured ideas and the limitless possibilities that lie between. The compositions often conjure up a memory of the landscape - a sunset, the weather or even a season, but all are subject to individual interpretation.

Brian Petro continues to reinvent himself and his style. Colorful, quirky, playful, spartan, and urban, Brian uses rough-shod New York City grocery store window advertisements, and found wood from NY and Brazilian dumpsters as templates to create fun food selections and meals that exude joy. He cleverly uses rough, urban lines of oil bar to massage sensuous meat and fruit to make a viewer smirk or smile.

1829 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Feb 16 - Apr 12, 2010

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