Monday, February 24, 2014

March YS Arts Council Exhibit: Ira Brukner

“What Deals Have You Made With Your Dreams”
Work by Ira Beryl Brukner
 March 21st-April 13th

When asked to describe his show Ira called it “A show of irregularly irregular, abstract-expressionist, non-conformist art.”

Ira is a self- taught visual artist.  His abstract work has often been described as Outsider Art. The term outsider art was coined as an English synonym for art brut a French term for “raw art."  It described art created outside the boundaries of official culture.  

Ira usually works very big and very bold in oil, gouache and acrylic.  It feels like an amazing privilege to visit his home/studio; art is every where, on the floor, leaning 2,3,4, 5 to 6 canvases deep against the walls in the rooms, lining the hall way and stacked every which way in his closet.  It's a small space and the amount of life and color it contains bowls you over.

For the YSAC show we will be getting his smaller canvases.  We couldn't get the large pieces through our door much less have room on the walls, but the energy and color blast even with the smaller works will still bowl you over!

This is Ira’s second reincarnation (in this life) as an artist. He spent many years as a poet in NY.  Ira and Sam Salazar (a young composer/musician from the group Wheels) are going to be doing a Poetry and Music Arts Alive! event at the Gallery on April 12th. 

Gallery Opening Reception: Friday March 21st 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Free Gallery Open Hours: Wednesdays-Sundays 1-4 March 21st-April 13th 

Arts Alive! April 12th Poetry and Music with Ira Beryl Brukner and Sam Salazar 6:45-7:15
7:30-9:30 Nicole Manieri-Sol Rising 
$10.00 suggested donation.