Adrian Landon Brooks "GOLDEN AGE" Exhibition at Stephanie Chefas Projects

Opening Reception: Friday, March 3rd, 7-10pm Exhibition Dates: March 3rd - 31st, 2017

On March 3rd, Stephanie Chefas Projects will proudly present the return of Texas-based artist Adrian Landon Brooks in "GOLDEN AGE", a new series of paintings that take on universal themes of love, loss, and redemption through the use of found materials. With his latest work, Brooks continues to explore a stunning iconography that hails from both the mystic and folk tradition. His brilliant use of color and wood is immediately identifiable and brimming with its own visual language--there is no mistaking each piece as coming from anywhere else. The archetypal imagery in “GOLDEN AGE” exudes a spiritual, universal aura of peace and harmony while the title itself makes reference to a time from Greek mythology when man was commonly noble and good.

In Brooks' own words, "’GOLDEN AGE’ is an expansion of my most recent aesthetic and keeps with the themes of magical folklore and mysticism. Each work offers my interpretation of a time when peace and harmony prevailed. The figures in my paintings share this sense of spiritual abundance and purpose. Wormholes, starscapes and statuesque heads create scenes that are meant to capture sacred traditions and ceremonies that transcend any one culture."

The opening reception for "GOLDEN AGE" will be held at Stephanie Chefas Projects on Friday, March 3rd, from 7-10pm. Stephanie Chefas Projects is located in Portland, Oregon at 305 SE 3rd Avenue on the second floor of the Urban Row building. The exhibition will be on view through March 31st, 2017 and is free and open to the public.


Adrian Landon Brooks (b. 1983) studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute and currently lives and works in Blanco, Texas. Brooks works predominately in the mediums of painting and illustration, using found materials such as wood, metal, and old photographs as his canvas. He served an internship at the McClain Gallery in Houston and has exhibited in Houston, Austin, Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland, and Amsterdam. In addition to his gallery work, Brooks has been included in museum exhibitions at The Contemporary Austin and Fort Wayne Museum of Art (FWMOA). Brooks has also been featured in Juxtapoz, VNA, and the West #126 issue of New American Paintings.


Stephanie Chefas Projects is the labor of love from its owner, Stephanie Chefas, who has been independently curating art exhibits for nearly a decade in Los Angeles and San Francisco, among others. Now calling Portland home, Chefas retains an eye for cutting-edge and often challenging work that demands attention. Highlighting a diverse blend of contemporary artists from around the world, the gallery features monthly exhibitions with an emphasis on cultivating new talent and encouraging risk and evolution among established visionaries. With endeavors like HEATWAVE and SELFIE, Chefas also maintains her unique ability to coordinate group shows with distinct concepts that allow artists plenty of breathing room to interpret and explore. Stephanie Chefas Projects is the result of both passion and dedication as well as commitment toward sharing the best in contemporary art with enthusiasts and collectors alike.

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