Adrian Landon Brooks 'Golden Age' @ Stephanie Chefas Projects
"Artist Adrian Landon Brooks’ paintings speak of folklore, oral histories, and pagan times. Gilded suns and crescent moons rise and set throughout his compositions, guiding his animal-human figures. Brooks’ use of rounded feminine forms combined with impossibly perfect geometric patterns provide the series with rare aesthetic balance. His linework is so precise that it appears to have been painted with a brush the width of a human hair. And in another gesture of balance, this precision is set off by the fact that in addition to painting on panel, he also paints on three-dimensional hunks of wood, rusted-out cans, and the tattered sides of wooden crates. You have to see and feel it for yourself to understand how it is one of the most calming shows in recent memory." - Jennifer Rabin (arts writer & founder of Art Passport PDX)
We couldn't agree more. In Golden Age, Brooks heightens his iconography through the use of a more vibrant color palette and complex geometric patterns. The result is a stunning visual of otherworldly narratives that transcend race or creed.
Adrian Landon Brooks' Golden Age runs through April 1st at Stephanie Chefas Projects, 305 SE 3rd Ave #202, Portland, OR, 97214, www.stephaniechefas.com.