"Eat, Drink, Paint: Works by Brian L. Phillips" 

The largest painting in this show, "Life will not wait," is one that expresses Phillips' hedonistic philosophy of life and also betrays his influences. In this large, Basquiat-inspired canvas, you can see the motto "I LOVE ME" in the eye of the face portrayed. "Look Inside" is a more original work in its media choice: acrylic on recycled wood. Here, a human figure is dissected to reveal words in place of anatomy -- "stand tall" where his feet are, "private" where his genitals are, etc. -- while in "El Weathero" Phillips again turns his attention to the human face. In this case, it's the masked face of a wrestler with a lightning bolt on his forehead and stars raining tears on his cheeks. Scrap paint was used in this painting's composition. Phillips may be living for the moment, but, with work that's on its way towards transcending his influences, he's also conserving for the future. Through June 27; 317-270-8258, wuglaku@netzero.net.

Around the Web


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

This Week's Flyers

About The Author

Dan Grossman

Today's Best Bets | All of today's events

Around the Web

All contents copyright © 2016 NUVO Inc.
3951 N. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Website powered by Foundation