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"Terrence Gasca, Joshua Flint and Mark Bailey: New Works"
2007-10-01 until 2007-10-31
Lawrence Gallery
Portland, OR, USA United States of America

Lawrence Gallery will feature oil paintings by Terrence Gasca, Joshua Flint and Mark Bailey during the month of October at the gallery's Portland location in the heart of the Pearl district.  A public opening reception will be held Thursday, October 4, from 6 to 9 PM.  Terrence Gasca, Joshua Flint and Mark Bailey say sharing a studio has been a dream come true. Each of these young men talk excitedly about the valuable feedback, critique and discussions they share, as well as how inspiring it is to be part of a community of dedicated and like-minded artists. This charge shines through their individual bodies of work. Also apparent is the rigorous foundation and respect for the difficulty and beauty of representational painting they received at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco: Gasca receiving his BFA in 2001, Flint in 2002, and Bailey in 2005, from the Illustration Department of the University, where they studied with working artists such as Craig Nelson.

Each artist has a distinct voice and vision, while also sharing a lively and accurate style marked by concise and descriptive brush work, inventive palettes, and a mastery of design.  Gasca’s cityscapes glow with artificial light and the bold geometry of the urban environment. The evolution of his work over the past decade has been marked by a shift to the painterly, as he works to break limitations and become more expressive. For Flint, the process of growing, opening and learning has led him to new and increasingly conceptual subjects. Known for his emotive portraits, Flint will be introducing a collection of figurative paintings exploring elements of storytelling, symbolism, and pattern. Bailey strives to capture enjoyable moments in urban interiors and cityscapes through his use of light and color. His unique palette and lush application of paint fluently describe the ambience of his chosen settings.  

Terrence Gasca graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA in 2001. He has shown his work in many solo and group shows throughout San Francisco and Portland. Most recently Gasca completed a commission for the Junior Achievement non-profit organization.

Joshua Flint graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2002, and has also studied with Carolyn Anderson in Taos, New Mexico, and at the China Academy of Arts. He is an associate member of the Oil Painters of America, and was recently featured in Southwest Art Magazine in the article “Ten Artists on the Rise in 2006.”

Mark Bailey received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University in 2005. He has participated in several group exhibitions in San Francisco.

New Works  will feature between 10 and 15 new oil paintings by each artist. The paintings include figurative subjects, cityscapes, and urban interiors in both large and small scales. The artists’ common background and continuing affinity is apparent, as is their enthusiasm for each other’s work. However, it is the unique and exciting paths they have forged to express themselves using the timeless medium of oil paint that is unmistakable.

Theories (Triptych)
Artist:Joshua Flint
Medium: Oils
Dimensions: H 12in x W 12in

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