Brian Lucas: Maps of Mirabilia


Mar 5, 2010
06:00 PM until 09:00 PM



The Hive Gallery will present new work by artist Brian Lucas.




Lucas's work consists of spontaneous compositions, improvised from their beginning and proceeding incrementally until the painting has manifested its own possibilities. Each painting corresponds to one another, forming a transportive circuit of micro- and macro-cosmic images that could also be said to be relief maps of the inner eye. The morphological shapes and minute accents are glimmers and reflections of a consciousness seeking to move beyond the purely phenomenal and into areas of more varied meaning.




The paintings are considered to be Maps of Mirabilia: symbolic depictions of the marvelous.




Lucas finds inspiration not from a consensus-driven form of reality, but from a mutable perspective informed by mystical insight, green hermeticism, anarchist spiritualism, and the findings of the Dynaton group and various dissident surrealists. The writings of artist Gordon Onslow-Ford have also been intrinsic to Lucas’s approach to painting.




From March 6th-26th the exhibition will be by appointment only. Contact:  510-926-1664 or for information.






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301 Jefferson St.
Oakland, CA

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