Proof of Faith - January 24, 2009

Proof of Faith
The solo show of Bryan Collins

Art Whino presents Proof of Faith. A journey into the seemingly impossible world of obstacles and overcoming adversity. With so much pessimism in our culture about the future, this collection of Bryan's work is intended to plant seeds of hope and inspiration. Some of the topics explored through these paintings include dealing with death, finding love, physical appearance issues, helping those in need, and reducing one's arrogance to accept wisdom

Saturday, January 24th, from 6pm – Midnight

173 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745

Music by DJ Stylo

Show end date: Feb 15th

The event is FREE and open to the public.

Jason Snyder

ImageThe art of Bryan Collins is described as whimsical and dreamlike. With pencil and paint, Bryan puts his dreams and visions into a tangible, visible form. Each piece begins as a pencil drawing where it is worked out on paper before going to canvas. The outlines of his subjects are the only real map he uses to paint his work. Color comes forth as each element in the piece unfolds. Bryan rarely sets forth to use certain colors, but rather lets the piece dictate moment by moment the overall finished design. He spends anywhere from 10-100 hours per painting, not including drawing time. The most difficult thing Bryan has to do as an artist is to let a piece be finished. He is an obsessive perfectionist by nature and regards this trait as a gift and a curse all in one.

Bryan strives to convey multiple messages within each piece, one that is somewhat obvious, then a few that are more enigmatic. Not all of the meanings are even known to him. After viewing his work, people often reveal things to Bryan about his own paintings that he didn't previously understand. This is a great part of the necessity for him to create art, since through it, he believes God shares little messages to bring some slice of understanding about the universe as a whole. Bryan is a believing Christian and often uses the canvas to make sense of his spiritual struggles and accomplishments.



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