The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, and the Forum Gallery at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College features the exhibit, Rhythm and Hues by Greg Braun Saturday, March 5 to Sunday, April 24 with an opening reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 18.
Greg Braun is an artist who lives and works in rural Hartwood, Virginia, in a home he renovated himself that includes an office, workshop and studios. His time is divided between creating artwork, designing computer software and studying the history of mid-century modern architecture. His work has been exhibited in New York, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, California and Schoenebeck, Germany.
After graduating in 1982 from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., with a major in sculpture, he continued making studio art and exhibiting work at local galleries in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. He worked for several fabrication facilities including a neon sculpture studio before taking up a long-term career as a cabinetmaker for custom cabinetry and millwork shops.
For the Rhythm and Hues show at the Schlesinger Center, Braun designed artwork specifically for the Forum Gallery, coming in ahead of time to measure the walls and visualize the pieces on display.
“When I first visited the Schlesinger Center, I immediately got ideas for splashing rhythms of color across the walls. The pieces for this show were made to create as much fascination and delight in the grand space as possible through the use of dynamic asymmetrical panels and vivid color palettes,” Braun explained. “For me, site specific work is the best way to transform spaces into landscaped experiences. My interpretations become visual comments to a visitor’s experience. I am a creator of architectural perspectives; I create a new place, a time and a memory of the journey one has passed through using architectural materials.”
The Forum Gallery is located on the lower level of the Schlesinger Center, Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and during performances.
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