Brian Prugh: The Ocean Is What I Meant By

Thursday, October 02
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Upper East Side - New York
Traditional Salon

    Please join InSitu Works and Trotta-Bono Contemporary for a salon talk by artist Brian Prugh. This salon occurs in conjunction with the References, a pop-up exhibition featuring the work of Victor Rodriguez, Aldo Chaparro, Misha Tyutyunik, and Brian Prugh. 

    Prugh will explain the influences for his most recent body of work and his creation process.

    The salon is presented at The Tambaran Gallery, courtesy of Maureen Zarember.

    The salon is organized by Ana Perez and Alexis Zambrano co-founders of InSitu Works along with James Trotta-Bono of Trotta-Bono Contemporary. 

    InSitu Works is an online marketplace and advisory that offers collectors the opportunity to discover, learn about and acquire contemporary art. Through a curated selection of artworks, InSitu enables young collectors to find high-quality artworks while granting emerging artists a platform for exposure and development.

    The Salon will include: 

    • a talk by the artist 

    • white wine refreshments

    • Q&A session


    About the artist

    Brian Prugh

    Informed by an interdisciplinary practice involving language, drawing, and sculpture, Brian Prugh explores textile in his most recent body of work. Prugh creates his tulle pieces by attaching layers of cut fabric to a wooden frame. Each layer is separated by a thin stripe of wood. The result creates interference (moiré) patterns that change as the viewer changes position. 

    Prugh studied philosophy from the University of Chicago before receiving his Master's of Art in drawing and painting at the University of Iowa. In 2014, he graduated from the University of Iowa with a Master's of Fine Art. Prugh lives and works in Miami Florida.    

    Over the last four years, Prugh has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, St. Louis, and Iowa City.  Recent exhibitions include Party Lines at New York Studio Gallery and Sideshow Nation II: at the Alamo at Sideshow Gallery in Williamsburg.

    Prugh has written art criticism for The Miami Rail and Little Village in Iowa City, in addition to having co-founded the Iowa City Arts Review. 

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    The art was lovely! this was my first gertrude salon. was great to see an artist on the rise, and i got in touch with the gallery after seeing their other offerings. i'm looking for a large piece right now, and while this wasn't for me, i did refer the artist's name to others! will be great to watch as he matures.

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