Visions art show opens at Kershner Gallery

The public is invited to a reception in the Kershner Gallery for Visions, a show of the art of Bruce Horan, Dan Lenore, and Trace Burroughs on March 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The artists will talk about their work at 5:30. The show runs from March 12 to April 24 in the Fairfield Library at 1080 Old Post Road.

Information: 203-256-3156 or fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.

Bruce Horan, Encounters

Bruce Horan, Encounters

Bruce Horan received an MFA in printmaking from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. After a focus on printmaking techniques, he transitioned into painting, He has shown his work regionally and it is in collections in Great Britain, Germany, France and Australia. After receiving his MFA, Bruce studied graphic design in New York at the Shillington School and now works part-time as a graphic designer and the rest of his time in his Norwalk studio.

Bruce shows his work locally at the Rowayton Arts Center, Carriage Barn Arts Center, Pratt Institute, Avenue Gallery, and many other galleries and restaurants in the area. He is involved in printmaking/poster shows around the country, including the Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, and other shows in Las Vegas, Miami, and Denver. He is a member of SPAG in Norwalk and is the current president of the Rowayton Arts Center.

Bruce says his current work “represents the human experience within the fast-paced and ever changing modernity of the urban environment…. I am interested in the relationships between the individual and the people and places that we encounter. Often the landscape is that of the urban environment, in which we experience quick and fleeting interactions with the constructs of society and culture which last only momentarily before the scene changes into new and unfamiliar ground. The buildings, streets, vehicles, people and objects transform and filter into shapes of color and energy that abstract and distort further as the moment falls farther away. What we are left with is the dynamic images of impulse that last within our memory.

Dan Lenore, Beets

Dan Lenore, Beets

Dan Lenore studied photography at Boston University. After working as an assistant to a commercial photographer in New York City, he operated studios in New York and Connecticut for many years. He currently works as an architectural photographer and also offers scanning and printing services to artists and photographers.

Dan always carries a camera, and in 2014 he began a project he calls Picture of the Day, or P.O.D. Each day, he sends a new photograph to a list of friends and followers of the project. The P.O.D. project presents a daily (and welcome) challenge. Dan published a a book of the pictures from 2014, and plans to do a new book every year.

Dan’s photographs have been shown at Art of the Northeast at the Silvermine Guild, the Carriage Barn Gallery, LeClerc Contemporary Gallery, the Mattatuck Museum, the Photocollect Gallery, the Dance Theater Workshop, the Easton Public Library, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking and the Bartlett Arboretum. He says, “I like to see what things look like when photographed, which is very different from what they look like in reality. Photography makes its own reality.

Trace Burroughs is a Redding, CT based digital artist. From the ages of 10 to 15, he sold over 300 works, one of which was  accepted into Westport, CT Municipal Permanent Art Collection. This collection includes work by Picasso, Matisse, Calder, Motherwell, and others. WNEW featured him in a special show about his art and he was photographed with the owner of the Tester model paint company. At 18 he went to the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, but dropped out to pursue a musical career.

Trace was a television writer, animator and author with well-known clients, including Howard Stern. His work has appeared on television and in film. He was a radio host, and one of his 6 books was a feature on Regis and Kathy Lee and two other network morning shows. He was also a voiceover announcer on Nickelodeon,  a rock drummer who got in the 1975 and 1978 Guinness Book of World Records., and he was interviewed by David Frost. Currently, when not creating digital art, Trace is a singer and regularly plays at the Horseshoe Cafe on Peguot Avenue in Southport on Mondays.

Recently, his digital artwork has been shown at many area venues. He says, “… The works are created utilizing digital drawing, retouching and enhancement, then composited to create a single digital image. I try to create each work so it is different from the others in in the way it elicits a response from the viewer… Within the digital realm, I like to change genres from surreal, abstract expressionism, natural and others. Overall I like to create art that engages the mind and the eye. Thought provoking. Visually appealing and with a mystical nuance is important. In addition, creating depth in a two dimensional field, and tricking the eye in a playful and satisfying way is also something I work to achieve in several of the pieces.”

Trace Burroughs, Enlightenment

Trace Burroughs, Enlightenment

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