THE PROVINCIAL PRESENTS:
THIS IS HOW IT ENDS
NEW PAINTINGS BY BRIAN EDMONDS
February 5 - March 29, 2018
Open by appointment
Brian Edmonds (b.1974) is an artist living in Alabama. His paintings are focused on creating an abstract environment. One that is populated by symbols, shapes, lines, positive/negative space, and pattern. It is through the relationship of these objects that a painterly vocabulary emerges.
Of his own work, Brian says "I strive to constantly find new ways to manipulate the space. Is a “Z” a “Z”? Is it a zig zag, an awkward line, a road leading you into the dark, a lightning bolt, or a symbol with a personal meaning? I think of an opening or positive/negative space as a way of entering a place. The picture plane is more 3D than 2D. You are looking thru an opening, window, or door way into a space, a space that can be read in many different ways. An empty room, the night sky, or looking off into the landscape. I look to interpret and reinterpret this space with each painting. One painting may inform another but in the end each of its own making."
Brian Edmonds is well known on social media for the handsomely curated online exhibition space Curating Contemporary. Since its inception in 2012 the site has hosted over 30 artist-driven exhibitions. Brian also maintains a go-to blog source for International upcoming exhibitions, studio visits, and artist's interviews. Check it out at http://curatingcontemporary.com
To see more of Brian's work http://www.brianedmonds.com/