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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

P.O.W. Feature: Urban Artist & Comic Illustrator, Brian Thies

"Mrs. Aloof" by Brian Thies
13" x 19"
Limited Edition, Signed & Numbered Print

For our Piece of the Week (POW) installment we are featuring a print by Brian Thies, a Seattle urban artist and comic book illustrator. "Mrs. Aloof" is one of two limited edition prints that we currently have in our gallery for the "You're So Vain" exhibit (in addition to a original oil on canvas painting entitled "Agent XZ-35"). I enjoy the contrast in this piece between the darkness of her hair and the white space left on almost half the page. The light playing off her hair and the shadows on her face ellicit a photographic essence to the piece. Her facial features and eyes do appear to be lost in her own thoughts, unconcerned about anything going on around her, thus her fitting title... Mrs. Aloof.

A small bit about Brian Thies:

The comic book is an art form still very much in it's infancy. As an artist, as a storyteller it's one of the few platforms I feel I can make an honest expression. It's a dialect that is direct and intuitive, sexy and monstrous.
(We couldn't find a proper bio, this bit was taken from his blog "About" section.)

Come by and see his work in person during the exhibit running through Friday, Oct 1st. We will be open Wednesday and Thursday this week (closed Sept 24) and Wed - Fri of next week (Sept 29 - Oct 1) from noon-6pm.

Bherd Studios Gallery
@ The Greenwood Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave N Suite 1
Seattle, WA 98103

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