Gary Brewer’s most recent oil paintings are fantastical scientific studies of botany mixed with a dash of the sea world, all orchids and corals set against grounds that change shades with great success. Brewer draws on history and scientific thought to follow his pursuit of beauty, referring back to discoveries and theories by Kepler, Galileo, Pliny the Elder and Theophrastus. But most importantly, his new exhibition, Beautiful Ramifications, brings us the results of Brewer’s delving into the past: lush, yet controlled, gardens of contemporary visual seduction.
Artist: Gary Brewer
Beautiful Ramifications runs through December 24th at the L2kontemporary in Los Angeles.