Kelsey Brookes invades the sacred halls of Quint Contemporary Art this evening. The gallery has been around for almost 30 years now and is one of the most well respected spaces in the San Diego art scene, with several of their artists being picked for inclusion in the prestigious Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennale in years past. For Kelsey, a San Diego based artist, this is a shining moment in his young career.
For his debut solo show with the gallery, Kelsey has delivered a stunning new body of work that seems to bridge the best qualities of his earlier work with the more detailed work from his bigger shows last year (like his solo with New Image Art). All his best elements are there, from his day glow color palette to the intensely detailed highlights to his stunning use of text and the human form – “Bigger, Brighter, Bolder” delivers on all three statements and then some. The key to Kelsey’s work is viewing it up close, and many of these new works are in the 3 x 3’ and 4 x 4’ range, so in-person viewing is a must. This show should really catapult Kelsey up a few notches and the pieces are still so amazingly priced, don’t sleep on this one.
You can view the works from the show installed as well as high res images of each work in the show here. Also check out more pics from Kelsey’s studio after the jump.
Friday, Nov. 20th 6-8PM
Featuring special performances from Lion Cut and The Dabbers
Quint Contemporary Art
7739 Fay Avenue in La Jolla, CA / 858.454.3421