The Allegany Arts Council and its Saville Gallery are pleased to present the work of Middletown, Maryland-based painter, Brian Truesdale, in his exhibition, "In Flight to Seek Resistance." The exhibition runs from April 27-May 18, 2024.
About the Artist
Brian Truesdale first became aware of abstract art as a teenager. Going through books in his high school art classes, the images he saw of Abstract Expressionism were bold and frightening. The sources of passions and nightmares. He was mesmerized, and that fascination led him to take an open studio abstract painting class at a crucial point in his adult life when he sought to channel his emotions and embrace his identity. Brian also had the good fortune at the time to meet several wonderful local artists who helped him to first develop his artistic language.
Brian spent several years painting and drawing obsessively, soaking up art books and visiting museums. He’d wander through the gallery spaces, staring deep into the pieces to decipher their secrets until he had to force himself to leave in a daze of wonder and intimidation.
Brian’s artistic education has been informal and largely a process of self-searching, probing his mind and feelings. He’s reached a point of confidence in his work where he feels that it’s his own, though the search has only begun. He’s been fortunate enough to have had 11 solo exhibitions in the past seven years, and to have his work featured in several group and juried exhibitions throughout the country. Brian was featured in national juried exhibits at the First Street Gallery and Prince Street Gallery in New York City as well as the Delaware Contemporary. Brian's solo exhibits have been featured at the Arts Club of Washington in DC and the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, PA. Brian is an experienced artist looking to engage with the larger artistic world.
A Public Opening will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2024. The public is invited to attend.