Thomas Young Gallery presents the inaugural exhibition at their new location, 516 E. Second St. #405 inside The Distillery in South Boston.
The exhibition features commissioned portraits of the gallery’s namesake Dr. Thomas Young (1731-1777) an early physician and advocate of social, political and religious freedom in colonial America. A strong supporter of the American Revolution, Dr. Young was an active member of the Continental Congress and accomplice to the Boston Tea Party.
Image: Upon Viewing His Reflection, Raul Gonzales III, 2014, Mixed Media
With a shared affinity for negative space and commanding visuals, Belanger and Brodell produce complex narratives through deceivingly simple means. Using water based mediums (watercolor and gouache respectively), the richly painted subjects of Belanger and Brodell’s work exist in contrast to the whitewashed dreamworld in which they reside.
By presenting the subjects of their work without a discernable context, Belanger and Brodell rise above the trappings of illustration and create art.
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 from 7 to 11PM.