November 11 - December 16, 2023
From Art Gallery Prudencia:
“A new exhibit, with Artist Lon Brauer “This and That” will open on Saturday, November 11, at Art Gallery Prudencia. The gallery is located at 2518 N. Main Avenue, San Antonio, Texas, 78212. The Opening Reception will be from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, November 11, 2023. We will have the “Artist Talk” at 3 pm. The exhibit will continue through December 16 th . About Art Gallery Prudencia Art Gallery Prudencia was founded by Texas native Prudence Lucas and opened in San Antonio, Texas in 2017. Our revolving exhibits include a mix of representational art, contemporary, sculpture, and pure abstracts. Please visit www.prudenciagallery.com for more information. About the new exhibit “This and That” We are looking forward to our next exhibit ‘This and ” with Artist Lon Brauer. “When gathering work for a show one can curate around a theme, a genre, or a social message. Or…it can just be a hodgepodge concept of individual work that comes from a single source. This time we’ll go with the latter. It’s way more fun that way! A visual experience of paintings that have nothing in common. All are unique stories. And let’s call it ’This and That’ Lon Brauer About Lon Brauer Lon Brauer is an American artist of figure and plein air landscape. His work is firmly rooted in figurative themes with a strong emphasis on drawing. His subject matter ranges from the conceptual to the concrete. In his work he develops a strong foundation composition on which to hang the paint. The painting should be primarily about the paint itself as it describes subject. The way the paint is applied and manipulated speaks to the making of an image and drives the narrative – the emotional narrative. The theatre of the subject will speak for itself.
Born in 1955 Lon’s esthetic leans toward early 20th Century post-impressionism as well as the Golden Age of illustration. This coupled with a sprinkling of 1950s Abstract Expressionism results in a mash up of the traditional and the avant garde. Consider it a fruit salad of Eakins, Henri, Wyeth, and DeKooning.
They gave me crayons and paper early on and that opened the floodgates to creative mayhem. Representational painting is all about story. The narrative may be about the paint application, or it may be about the subject conveyed. Or… at best, a combination of the two. That is where I find myself right now. Choose a subject, then hang paint on it!
Figure, landscape, or still life…doesn’t matter. Just make it interesting and new! That’s the challenge. That’s my job.”
Reception: November 11, 2023 | 2–4 pm
2518 N. Main Ave.
San Antonio, 78212 Texas