Opening reception and book release: Thursday, September 14th, from 6:00 to 10:00PM
New York, NY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contra Galleries is pleased to present a solo show of new works by Brandon Sines. "In Between Dreams” is a collection of recent work that is a declarative statement of his pursuit to push the language of representative painting. The opening reception will double as the official release of his premiere book Lips and Drips.
“In Between Dreams” is a collection of works that are raw, mysterious, and playful. Sines mixes Pop Art’s mass culture, Surrealism’s private associations, and inventive paint handling to create dreamlike environments. His mark-making ranges from experimental techniques to illustrative precision. Parts of the paintings are crystal clear, and other parts reach abstraction. This juxtaposition gives the imagery in his paintings the feeling of being recalled from memory.
The illusion of space in his paintings intensifies the dreamlike feeling. His worlds are expansive, without definitive spatial references, and at the same time read as intimate landscapes of the mind. The dynamic surfaces of his paintings are a strong testament to his intuitive approach to painting and can only truly be experienced in person.
Born in 1986, Sines grew up in Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York City. He is world renown for his character Frank Ape. The success of Frank Ape gave Sines the ability to work as a full-time artist in New York City for the past seven years. Being self-taught, these years have been the equivalent of a grad-school boot camp and these recent works could be considered his thesis exhibition. This exhibition is a major milestone in his promising career as a truly original artist and we are very excited to show these works.
Image: Nature Drive | 36 x 72 inches | mixed media on canvas | 2017
ABOUT CONTRA GALLERIES
Contra Galleries is located in Chelsea, New York that curates contemporary art ranging in a variety of styles and media including local and international artists. The mission of the gallery is to showcase innovative and powerful art.
Press enquiries, images, and more information, contact:
Contra Galleries - Matthew McGlynn, 610.613.4914, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandon Sines Studios - email@example.com