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Art Gallery to Present Bradley R. Petersen’s Innovative Still Life(s) “Bradley R. Petersen Painting Exhibition”

Bradley R. Petersen's Innovative Still Life Artwork

Brownsville, TX – The Art Gallery in the Rusteberg Building is proud to present the paintings of Bradley R. Petersen, a University of Texas at Austin professor, to the valley. Petersen has an extensive list of national exhibition, displaying in various cities such as Chicago, Illinois, Roswell, New Mexico, and Athens, Georgia. Petersen has also been awarded various grants, which includes the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award in Painting, given by Mid-Americas Art Alliance.

Having nearly 40 years of experience in painting, Petersen’s show is sure to be a unique experience to all valley residents. His years of experience is clearly seen through his technical ability to produce extremely fine and beautiful paintings. His intriguing subject matter and stimulating color scheme invite you in to explore and absorb every inch of each painting. Petersen’s work is best described in his own words:
“My intention is to rework or sabotage the tradition of still life painting by bringing worlds of inanimate objects and humans together yet colliding with some sort of collage mentality behind the thinking that threatens their normality and intimacy.”

The show will be opening on February 19, 2008 at 6:30 PM. The last day to view the show will be March 6, 2008. General admission is $3.00. Student semester passes are available for $5.00. Admission for Patron of the Arts members is free. Please contact us at (956) 882-7097 for more information or please e-mail us at gallery@utb.edu.

For Immediate Release:

February 11, 2008

Contact: Marivel Graham

             Gallery Director

             (956) 882-7097

             Email: gallery@utb.edu

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