Jul 7th 2018

Brian Dovie Golden: Silver Lining: Closing Reception

@ Elephant Room Gallery

704 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Opening Saturday, July 7th, from 6:30PM - 9PM

On view through Saturday, July 7th

Join us for the closing reception for “Silver Lining” by Brian Dovie Golden! This will be your last chance to view the exhibition and go home with your piece or limited edition print!

Using primarily watercolor, Golden has been exploring this medium for the past several years, perfecting it to portray the beautiful subtleties of skin and texture in portraiture. Silver Lining is a culmination of portraits and illustrated figures that give physical shape to the joyful highs and woeful lows of our existence. Both the inspiration for the series and the interpretation are very personal to the artist, but the resulting work is relatable to all who have struggled and triumphed in life. The combination of the sketchbook inspired figure drawings and the photorealistic painted portraits are unique to the artist and speak to his ability to bring something fresh to the contemporary art scene. Giving a nod to both pop art and photorealism, Golden is an artist who creates from the heart first and foremost, creating his own unique signature style in the process.

About the Artist

Brian Dovie Golden (b. 1982) is a Chicago-based African American contemporary artist. His thought-provoking, emotionally charged paintings invite viewers to address issues of race, gender, pop culture and mental health. Growing up on the south side of Chicago, Golden would find solace in comic books, cartoons and anything that brought forth bright colors and joy. Today, his work reflects those initial childhood inspirations as he explores human emotion through his use of portraiture, illustrations and color. Golden is a graduate of the International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago, with a BFA in Graphic Design/Multimedia Production. Emerging on the Chicago art scene in early 2013, Brian has shown with Poets and Artists and at various galleries including Nych Gallery, galleryna19 and Elephant Room Gallery.

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