The Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall at BRIT is pleased to play host to local artist, master printmaker and founder of Shaw Street Studio, David Conn, who will be showing Paintings and Prints 2000- 2016 from September 8 – October 26. This group of paintings and prints is a retrospective exhibition that starts with Blackstonian from the forest near the Mosel River in Germany and ends with winter scenes from his boyhood in Sussex, New Jersey. Following a realist tradition, Conn carves an image into a linoleum block using one tool. Then, by enlarging the image to a painting scale the lines between representation and abstraction are interwoven, creating a sense of being in and of the forest.
BRIT will be open from 4 – 9 p.m. on Gallery Night Sept. 9 with a public reception from 6 – 8 p.m. and a gallery talk by the artist at 6:15 p.m.