“Between Realities”

Between Realities, Principle Gallery Show

Between Realities, Principle Gallery

Last Friday evening I played hooky from class (well I made it there by 7:30) so I could attend a great art opening at the Principle Gallery in Old Town Alexandria. It promised to be one hell of a show and was featured in the American Art Collector Magazine.  Artists Jason John, Joshua Suda and Brian Martin curated the show and it was amazing.

Woman Viewing Scott Fraser painting, Hanging by a Thread

Woman Viewing a Scott Fraser painting, Hanging by a Thread

According to the Broad Street Studio website, the artists were “…interested in representational art which uses ‘realism’ as a means of depicting an ‘unusual reality’.”   They chose to curate the show with artists who inspired them and together represented that thin edge where ‘reality and unreality meet.’  The results are amazing.

Studio Interior, Daniel Sprick

Studio Interior, Daniel Sprick

They had two gorgeous works, one by Scott Fraser and Brian Sprick, as well as Alyssa Monks’ gorgeous painting Smash which was featured on the current cover of America Art Collector magazine.

One really phenomenal work by artist Armin Mersmann captures your eye as soon as you entered the gallery. Until I looked at the tag, I thought I was looking at a photograph. It’s graphite on paper and the artist’s rendering was very beautiful.

Also in the gallery as several large landscapes by Brian Martin that were not hung as part of the show but were so haunting they need to be seen in person to really give you the full effect!

Study of the Eye, Armin Mersmann  graphite on paper

Study of the Eye, Armin Mersmann graphite on paper

If you will be in Alexandria Virginia, stop by the Principle Gallery so you can experience the vision of three talented artists chose to interpret realism through this amazing show that  the artist Jason John, Joshua Suda and Brian Martin created.

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