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Art in America: Michael Brennan

White Walls is pleased to present the new work of San Francisco based artist, Michael Brennan, in his latest exhibition titled ART IN AMERICA. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 10 from 7 pm to 11 pm. The exhibit will be on view through November 7th, 2015 and is free and open to the public.

The work of Michael Brennan cannot be simply labeled or categorized and yet his work is dynamic and full of movement with a sense of humor and an underlying message to them all, which could be traced back to one of his early college professors... “If you don’t have something to say, Get a job”. Michael got the message loud and clear.

Paintings by the artist are free flowing and organic, and can also be described as robotic due to how easy he makes it look having decades of craftsmanship. Michael once walked into an established gallery in NYC and showed an employee his portfolio. She quickly glanced it over and said we don’t show photography... at which he picked the portfolio back up and said, “thank you, these are paintings.” But now one of the many elements to Brennan’s work is his ability to show the viewer that as they think they are looking at something photo-realistic he has thrown in drips of paint here and splattering’s of paint there to remind us that we are in fact looking at a painting.

In his latest collection he explores his love of photo-realism and colorful expressionism which is inspired by his love of Robert Bechtle and Wayne Thiebaud as well as his relation to being an American painter. Brennan says “this body of work is about what it means and

feels to be an American painter today.” And his new body of work references to art history from each painting to the next while also communicating what it’s like to be living today with the constant barrage of social media and technology.