The Hoxie Gallery, named after William D. and Lavinia B. Hoxie, is a
public art gallery that generally displays the work of local area
This month in the Hoxie Gallery
Brian Keith Stephens
On Wednesday, November 6th, from 5-7:45 pm, Westerly Public Library’s Hoxie Gallery is pleased to hold an opening for painter Brian Keith Stephens.
Stephens holds an MFA in Painting from the City College of New York, has studied art in Paris, and has had over 30 solo exhibitions. Stephens draws inspiration from his surroundings, often painting his two young boys or animals on a neighboring farm. His animals are brilliantly personified through the use of subtle human expressions and choice placement on the canvas. He uses oil paints as a sculptural medium imbedding shapes into the impasto and emphasizing each brush stroke. His backgrounds are sometimes abstract blends of colors created with varying levels of paint thickness that, at times, allow the canvas or under-painting to be revealed. Among his most revered influences are Giorgio Morandi and Joseph Beuys.
Programs at the library are free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. For more information call the library at 596-2877, Ext. 3.