Donny & the Stooges

Hey friends, what’s happening? I’ve got something to say. Creative people that do not like what passes for leadership today need to do something about it by making something about it. I’m not saying to make it your main creative outlet. Have it be that other creative release you do outside of your normal body of work. It should be your interesting side project These times call for us to do this. That’s what I am doing with the smaller in size street art and screenprints I’ve been making. They’re like advertisements and clearly come with a finer, sharper point that my other bodies of work.

This stuff is my punk rock side project! I believe every artist needs to speak up and visually communicate as they can only do. I am compelled to do something, artists of the world need to write their protest songs. Get to work!

Mini manifesto aside, I’m posting about my latest contribution to putting my art where my mouth is. I’ve been messing around with a new idea. Planning on making many different pieces based on the concept of Donny & the Stooges. My inspiration of course is Trump and his greatest enablers. The concept combined this with the visual culture of Iggy & the Stooges, the legendary, groundbreaking, highly influential, pre-punk band from Detroit.

Today, I noticed that my initial instagram post about this new artwork was taken off of my Instagram page. Censorship is real. Big brother (in the form of a threatened conservative) in action. Interestingly enough, I noticed this by visiting #donnyandthestooges, the post is still up there.

This screenshot shows a work in progress. As always. Stay tuned. More to come.

Mason Fine Art: May Group Exhibition

Next Thursday! Three paintings from my latest series are part of the May group exhibition at Mason Fine Art (https://www.masonfineartandevents.com). I’m very excited to be exhibiting my work at this fantastic gallery. Reception for this exhibition is May 23 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Hope to see you there.

The entire series of work, Mastering The Art Of Contradiction, will be on display again in September 2019 at Glynn Visual Arts, in St. Simons Island, GA. More details to come.

Mason Fine Art

I’m very excited to be exhibiting my work at Mason Fine Art (https://www.masonfineartandevents.com). I will be a part of the May Group Exhibition at this fantastic gallery. Reception for this exhibition is May 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The entire series of work, Mastering The Art Of Contradiction, will be on display again in September 2019 at Glynn Visual Arts, in St. Simons Island, GA. More details to come.

A Fool Believes Everything, A Fool Believes Nothing
Mixed Media
56” x 52”
© 2018 Brett Callero
Buying Power
Mixed Media
48” x 78”
© 2018 Brett Callero

Exhibition News

My latest series of work, Mastering The Art Of Contradiction, will be on display again in September 2019 at Glynn Visual Arts, in St. Simons Island, GA. More details to come.

Selections from this series will also be exhibited locally in May. Details coming very soon.

 

Mastering the Art of Contradiction: Exhibition Photos

The curtain has fallen on the first rendition of Mastering the Art of Contradiction. The exhibition has concluded. I was very happy with the work and how it looked in the gallery space. Thanks again to all that came out to take a look. Here are some photos from the exhibition.

This exhibition will be on display again in September 2019 at Glynn Visual Arts, in St. Simons Island, GA. More details to come.

In the meantime, please remember that all work is for sale through me, the artist. Contact me directly at brett@brettcallero.com with any inquiries about prices and availability.

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.

Hunkered Down

I’m as focused as I can be. Other than seeing clouds as thought bubbles, my imagination is focused on this new body of work. I’m hunkered down, but I’ve still got a million fragments that I’m furiously weaving together into a cohesive visual experience (or something like that). I’ll be hunkered down continuously until October.

I’ve got some things to say, so I keep on fighting!

More Of The New

This week, I finished hanging up my second large scale artwork. Stay tuned. There will be more to see in the coming weeks.

That said, I am looking for volunteers to help me hang these really large works. I have tried alone and it’s too difficult. It’s just too large. Too many wrinkles.

If you’re in Atlanta and are interested in giving me a hand installing these, please let me know. You must be able to work after dark and willing to get messy.

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New Direction

So, I’ve been telling you all that I’ve been working on something big. As you can now see, I wasn’t joking around. Last night, with the help of a couple of friends (shout out to Damon & Jeff), I installed the first of my new large format pieces of art.

This is my new direction. The work is comprised of many panels and is 8 feet tall and 50 feet wide in total.

Here are some pictures of the preparation, installation and the final result.

Watch this space, there is more to come.

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