Harvey Breverman art piece

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Harvey Breverman KMA exhibit is collision of life and art

Featured artist to host talk and reception on Sept. 30

The exhibition, "Beyond First Impressions: Prints of Harvey Breverman" will be presented through Jan. 16, 2011 at the Kennedy Museum of Art. The exhibit opened July 6.

Breverman will give an artist talk at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Kennedy Museum of Art, with a closing reception to follow from 6-8 p.m. The public is invited to both events. He is a prominent figure in both printmaking and drawing and his work has been exhibited worldwide, including New York, Toronto, London, Barcelona and Crakow.

By capturing artists, thinkers and poets with whom he has been acquainted, Breverman offers a deeper insight into the mystery and psychology of the human condition. The exhibition highlights the artist's ability to latch onto fleeting moments in time and fix them in one shallow, pictorial space.

Although regarded as a portraitist, Breverman expresses the extent of artistic liberty he takes while creating his artwork. He is able to manipulate, reconfigure and exaggerate images to coordinate a desired formal arrangement. His ability to embellish and intensify images creates a tension that causes the viewer to stop and look again. By including uncommon gestures or presenting only the backs of his human figures, he allows for the viewer to ask questions and
develop their own understanding of his artwork.

Consisting of prints made from a broad range of techniques such as lithography, woodcut, intaglio, silkscreen and engraving, Breverman's exhibit is an opportunity to witness the artist's mastery of the printmaking medium. His work explores such personalities as artist Jim Dine, poet Allen Ginsberg, writer Samuel Beckett and literary critic Dwight MacDonald, among many.

The Kennedy Museum of Art gallery hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from noon to 5 p.m., Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Mondays and holidays. Admission is free and metered parking is available. Please call 740-593-1304 or click here.

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