Thin Layers of Vulnerability

More layers added. More layers needed. Here are some more work in progress images.

Showing work in progress makes usually makes me feel vulnerable. I’d like to reflect on this more and perhaps write about it more at a later date. Regardless, I need to feel more comfortable opening up in this manner. Which is why I am making a conscious effort to show things in an incomplete state.

Moving Sale Update

I have a moving sale update. Just received these pictures from happy customers, Todd & Erin Ziaja. My paintings, Get It While You Can, and Reliable are now theirs, and hanging up in their home in Austin, Texas. I am always very grateful when my work is displayed on the walls of someone’s home. I also appreciate seeing how they’ve chosen to display my work. It feels great.

They look great! Thanks for the pictures, Todd.

Moving Sale

Once I decided to move, I knew I had to have an artwork moving sale. My small, one room studio was jammed with my art. Paintings made and exhibited over the years. So prices were slashed, and deals were made. Paintings were picked up. Paintings were dropped off. Paintings were shipped.

This photo was sent to me by the happy customers. My painting looks magnificent in their spacious home. Love it.

All told these were the paintings sold in the moving sale:
Bad Scene
Buying Power
The Fifth Floor
Half Past You
Alpha Fail
Shortcuts & Long Shots
Reliable
Get It While You Can
Vulgar Praise

Thank you again for your support.

LIES Street Gallery: Visual Report (#3)

Here is another visual report of the destruction and regeneration and further destruction of the LIES street galleries. There are some moments of brilliance in this devolution/evolution.

LIES Street Gallery: Visual Report (#1)

The images below are a visual report of the destruction and regeneration and further destruction of the LIES street galleries. The slow destruction of this type of work is beautiful and has amazing mixed media potential. This documentation will be used in a future mixed media artwork series.

Mixed Media Process Details

Here are a few details from the series of mixed media paintings I made a few years ago. Looking back now, it’s interesting to see these images showing this work in progress, incomplete. These paintings were made for my solo exhibition at Besherat Gallery in Atlanta called Mastering the Art of Contradiction. The success of his exhibition led to second solo exhibition of the Mastering the Art of Contradiction series at the Glynn Visual Arts gallery, located in St. Simons Island, GA. See photos here.

This series was created during a very uncertain time in my life. I was feeling unsettled in many ways at once. My anxiety level was very high (even for me). Those thoughts always come to me when viewing the work. Overall, I am proud of this series.

Look Into The Light

I was working on class preparations in my studio this morning when I noticed the sunlight highlighting a section of a collage I made many years ago. Robert Mitchum from The Night of the Hunter. There it is. Another valuable nugget from the mine. Something I can use, right now.

Sometimes it’s right in front of you. An idea. Sometimes it’s staring right at you. Not waiting to be seen, waiting to be revealed and placed in the hands of the creative process.

Exhibition Photographs

Here are some images from my exhibition last month. Thank you to Glynn Visual Arts in St. Simons Island, GA. All work is available for sale. Reach out to me if you are interested in buying or commissioning artwork.

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 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 the Stooges (later known as Iggy & the Stooges), who are of course, the legendary, groundbreaking, highly influential, ass kicking pre-punk band from Detroit that featured the one and only Jim Osterberg (AKA Iggy Pop).

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.