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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Brett Wesley Gallery presents Connections... Art by Bob Stang...

Brett Wesley Gallery in fabulous Downtown presents a new exhibition featuring the art of Bob Stang. 

This compelling series of paintings by Bob Stang utilizes natural, cultural, and personal histories to address the present. Settler's cabins, fences, stumps and other trappings of the provisional life of the American West are outward conventions used to illustrate the idea of self-reliance. These paintings explore our tenuous relationship to the earth, myth making, and the innate yearning for the freedoms we all strive for today.

Born 1967 in Oakland, California Bob Stang comes from a family history dating back to the early gold rush settlers. He moved to Santa Barbara to earn a BA in Studio Art / Painting from UC Santa Barbara then returning to Oakland to raise a family and pursue his career as an artist.

Bob views his work as an investigation of selfhood. He states, “Recurring themes surface as attempts to reconcile inherent dichotomies of being human: internal vs. external, alone vs. many, anonymity vs. recognition, nature vs. culture. These dualities manifest themselves in a vocabulary of images culled from personal everyday objects and visual conventions from culture-at-large. Within this vocabulary is the capacity for metaphor: a poetic resonance that allows the viewer to bring his or her own associations to the work.”

The opening reception will take place on Preview Thursday March 3rd at 6pm.

Brett Wesley Gallery
1112 South Casino Center Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

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