As an estimated 4 million people gather together in Washington DC to share in dreams of a better nation and a better world, Bryan Collins reveals his "Proof of Faith" exhibit at the Art Whino gallery in National Harbor, Maryland. The nearly 60 piece show opens January 24th, 2009 from 6pm-midnight, and offers a glimpse into the struggles and inadequacies faced by every human being on the planet. Even when dealing with topics of death, heartbreak, physical insecurity, fear, and addiction, Bryan maintains his whimsical and vibrant style to show the hope of redemption from these situations.
Originally slated to create 60 paintings for this exhibit, Collins decided to stretch the span of media he uses and opted to include not just his acrylic paintings, but colored pencil illustrations, scratch board, pen-and-ink, custom vinyl toys, and even graphite sketches. Most of Bryan's work begins with pencil drawings which are then transferred to another substrate such as panel, canvas, or illustration board. By including some of these preliminary drawings in the exhibit, he reaches for a goal of more intimacy with the viewers, fans, and collectors of his work. These drawings establish more understanding into the processes of Collins creations.
"Proof of Faith" is Bryan Collins' 30th show in just two years. He has been blessed with numerous magazine features, blog reviews, website showcases, newspaper articles, and group exhibits all around the globe. Collector Alert! - This is Bryan's first major gallery solo show and will certainly prove to be a springboard for many more. No piece in this exhibit is larger than 32 inches, and none are priced over $1,000 making it well within the range of even a moderate collector to own a piece his work.
The exhibit runs through February 15th. More more information, please contact:
173 Waterfront Street
National Harbor (Oxon Hill), MD 20745