Opening Night Is Here

Tonight is the night.

Please join me at the opening reception for my exhibition of new mixed media paintings. Opening reception is from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The gallery will be open until 10:00 p.m. for the Castleberry ArtStroll. I will be there the entire time. Send me a message if you have any questions.

The exhibition is on display from October 12 – November 16.

Please note, the exhibition will still be on display Friday, November 9 for the next Castleberry ArtStroll (same hours as October 12). I’ll be at the gallery that night.

Also, you all should know, I’d be happy to meet anyone at the gallery during their hours of business, just send me a message. Gallery hours by appointment only, see hours below.

Address: 163 Peters St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Parking: 161 Mangum St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: (404) 577-3660
www.besharatcontemporary.com

www.brettcalleroartist.com

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment.

Hope to see you there!

Besharat Contemporary
163 Peters St. SW,
Atlanta, GA 30313
http://www.besharatcontemporary.com

The exhibition runs from October 12 – November 16. Please see gallery website for weekly hours. Here is a prewire of some of the work. It’s all coming together.

Mastering The Art Of Contradiction: Artist Statement

The most recognizable symbol for the United States of America is the bald eagle. The bald eagle has no natural predators. Its greatest cause of death is from drowning in the process of hunting salmon or trout. This happens on occasion when it wrongly estimates the size of a fish and is subsequently pulled underwater by the weight of its prey. When this occurs, the bald eagle drowns if cannot unlock its talons quickly enough.

The bald eagle’s downfall is caused by misjudgments formed through its own overconfident sense of existence. For this reason, the greatest enemy of the bald eagle is itself, just like the nation it symbolically represents.

We are living in an age filled with hyperbole, contradiction and a pervasive sense of tension. These days of overconfidence and insecurity have unsettled the moral and ethical standards of a civilized society. These paintings are observations on this current condition.

The scope of my investigation became smaller during the development stages of the work. Turning inward, I focused on what was happening to me in the moment. This process revealed expansive but raw feelings about my experiences living and breathing through times like these. The results are deliberately reflective but far more autobiographical in nature than I ever expected.

New Exhibition Opens 10/12!

Just a reminder, I have an exhibition of new paintings opening on October 12. The exhibition is titled Mastering The Art Of Contradiction and will feature a brand new series of paintings. The reception is from 5:00 – 7:00 but I plan on being there til close at 9:30 – 10:00. I will be more specific once I know more information. Hope to see you there!

Besharat Contemporary
163 Peters St. SW,
Atlanta, GA 30313
http://www.besharatcontemporary.com

The exhibition runs from October 12 – November 16. Please see gallery website for weekly hours. Here’s a picture of one of the new paintings. This one is called Sources And Methods.

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Photos of works in progress. I’ve still got a lot to complete.

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Open Studio Art Sale 7/9/17: List Of Available Work

The following paintings are available for purchase at my Open Studio Art Sale on 7/9/17. See the Facebook event page for more details (https://www.facebook.com/events/1480397305314412/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%224%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22308%22%2%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D).

Please note, this list of available work will not be updated as it changes.

new-tricks1
New Tricks
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
40″ x 20″ (2 panels, 20” x 20” each)
© 2016 Brett Callero

looking-for-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel
Looking For Light At The End Of The Tunnel
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2015 Brett Callero

half-past-you_blogimage
Half Past You
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
3 panels, 20” x 20” each
© 2015 Brett Callero

the-new-civility_blogimage
The New Civility
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
3 panels, 20” x 20” each
© 2015 Brett Callero

alpha-fail
Alpha Fail
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2015 Brett Callero

frequency-force-duration
Frequency, Force & Duration
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2014 Brett Callero

super-hit
Super Hit
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2014 Brett Callero

screaming-blue-secrets1
Screaming Blue Secrets
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2014 Brett Callero

white-horsesred-skies1
White Horses/Red Skies
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2014 Brett Callero

three-sides
Three Sides
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2014 Brett Callero

backordered1
Backordered
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2013 Brett Callero

one-after-another2
One After Another
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2013 Brett Callero

derivatives
Derivatives
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2013 Brett Callero

get-it-while-you-can
Get It While You Can
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2012 Brett Callero

shortcuts-and-long-shots
Shortcuts & Long Shots
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2012 Brett Callero

vulgar-praise
Vulgar Praise
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2012 Brett Callero

 

we-all-serve-the-truth
We All Serve The Truth
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2012 Brett Callero

cutting-back
Cutting Back
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2011 Brett Callero

the-attrition
The Attrition
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2011 Brett Callero

reliable1
Reliable
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2009 Brett Callero

the-undefeated
The Undefeated
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2009 Brett Callero

extended-play
Extended Play
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2008 Brett Callero

bargain-hunter
Bargain Hunter
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2008 Brett Callero

heavy-lifting
Heavy Lifting
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2008 Brett Callero

user-friendly
User Friendly
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2008 Brett Callero

public-relations-disaster
Public Relations Disaster
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2008 Brett Callero

hit-points
Hit Points
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2008 Brett Callero

fixin-to-diversify
Fixin To Diversify
Mixed media on canvas mounted on panel
24” x 48”
© 2008 Brett Callero

Artist Talk: The Edge Of Convergence

Brett Callero artist talk at Jacksonville State University, Thursday, February 5, 2015.

Brett Callero: The Edge Of Convergence

February 5 – February 26, 2015
Hammond Hall Art Gallery
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, Alabama