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Press Releases - Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine ArtBRIAN MAINS
Purification and Renewal
September 8 - October 27, 2007
Created over a period of seven years, Purification and Renewal is a continuation of the artist's extensive exploration into the human condition and desire for transcendence. Faces of the figures are obscured, allowing them to become universal human forms. The light source is a spiritual dimension, at times a divine glow and others a burning, consuming inferno. Compositionally, the work is often symmetrical, containing circular geometric elements. These circular aspects suggest everything from mysterious portals, to the Buddhist wheel of life, to the bondage of this mortal coil and they pull the viewer in with an almost dreamlike sensation of vertigo.
Born in Binghamton, NY, Brian Mains currently lives and works in Monrovia, CA. He graduated in 1973 with a BFA from the University of Houston. His work has been shown in The San Jose Museum of Art and in museums and galleries in Houston, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Los Angeles, and Raleigh. Personal experiences as well as literature, philosophy, music, and psychology provide raw material for the artist.
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