ARTS VISALIA September Meet-the-Artist Opening Reception
Brianna Lee, Beauty and the Sublime
In September 2017 Arts Visalia is pleased to present an exhibit featuring the art works of Brianna Lee. The exhibition is called Beauty and the Sublime, a series which investigates the point at which beauty transfigures into the sublime, touching on something central to our existence.
When Brianna refers to sublime, “A sublime experience can instill a mix of terror and awe. Great art can shock us, luring us with beauty and moving us spiritually. The sublime is a form of beauty that transcends time and elevates the mind and spirit. It is art of contemplation that deepens the mystery of our existence.” Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and many have a different view on what it means to them when they view her works.
Brianna Lee was born and raised in rural Visalia, CA. She is an artist with a love of beauty and the human form. Her work is a continuous search for the intrinsic beauty of all life around her. She gleans inspiration from the people she meets, the abundance of nature and the deep-rooted traditions of realist painting. Brianna graduated with a BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA after studying contemporary and traditional painting techniques at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and under the guidance of portrait artist Adrian Gottlieb.
Exhibit runs August 30th through September 29th, Wednesdays-Saturdays, Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Opening reception Friday, September 1st, from 6 - 8 p.m.,
sponsored in part by Bueno Beverage, Jack & Charlie’s, the Vintage Press Restaurante, the Southern Pacific Depot Restaurant, Safco, and the King Family Foundation
Artist talk with Brianna Lee will be on Saturday, September 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at the gallery to discuss her works.Visit Event Website for More Info