Same Day, Different City: Works by Bruce Horan
February 5 – March 15, 2018
Opening Reception: Same Day, Different City
Saturday, February 10, 2018
2:00pm – 4:30pm
Art Gallery, rm 1.17
This event is free and open to the public.
Memory, instinct, impression and impulse drive the scenes within Bruce’s artwork. Bruce am interested in the relationships between the individual and the people and places that we encounter. Often the landscape is that of the urban environment, in which we experience quick and fleeting interactions with the constructs of society and culture which last only momentarily before the scene changes into new and unfamiliar ground. The buildings, streets, vehicles, people and objects transform and filter into shapes of color and energy that abstract and distort further as the moment falls farther away. What we are left with is the dynamic images of impulse that last within our memory.
Bruce Horan’s work is created mainly through oil and acrylic paint medium, oil pastel and graphite on canvas, and generated through quick sketch and expressive gesture that combines the abstraction of flat, impulsive swatches of color and loose perspective and dimension. The figure is a recurring theme within my work that can represent those we encounter or ourselves and that which we perceive. Bruce received his MFA from Pratt Institute in 2010.
About the Artist
Bruce Horan is a painter, printmaker and musician who works out of his studio in Norwalk, CT. After receiving his MFA from Pratt Institute in 2010, Bruce studied graphic design with the Shillington School and worked with a Master Printer in a contemporary fine art studio in New York City. More recently, Bruce has been working on his series of paintings that blur the distinction between abstraction and impressionism by incorporating gestural expression and loose figurative representation that interprets the energy and definitions associated with the urban experience.
Bruce shows his work regionally and nationally and has his work in private collections around the world. He currently serves as the President of the Rowayton Arts Center, Norwalk, CT.
To visit Bruce’s website click here.