Jaime Brett Treadwell (MFA '02) “Trick Magic” at Mirus Gallery - Opens Jan 17th

Mirus Gallery is pleased to present TRICK MAGIC, new paintings from Jaime Brett Treadwell. Using oil on panel, the Philadelphia-based artist has created a series of work that continues his vision of transient utopias, taking viewers on a journey to lands of magic and wonder. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 17, from 6 to 10 PM, and will be on view through February 14, 2015.

In TRICK MAGIC, Treadwell employs visual deceptions within the work to encourage recognizable commonalities between painting and magic. Similar to the staples of a magic show, and much like a showman at center stage, the artist attempts to incorporate drama, theater, ambiguity, and humor into each work, using perceptions of reality and elements of mystery to engage his audience.

Born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Jaime Brett Treadwell studied sculpture and painting at the State University of New York at Cortland, and received his MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania.  His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad including New York, Miami, LA, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, South Korea, Vancouver, Philadelphia, and Chicago.  Publications, artist features, and interviews include Juxtapoz Magazine, High Fructose Magazine, Jpeople Magazine, New American Paintings, Carne Magazine, New Contemporary (Ginko press), Thundermag, It’s Nice That, Who’s Jack, Blue Canvas and Direct Art Magazine.  Jaime Brett Treadwell lives and works in Philadelphia where he is a full time professor of art at Delaware County Community College. 

Mirus Gallery is a dynamic exhibition space established by curator and art dealer, Paul Hemming. The gallery features a program of contemporary artwork by emerging and mid-career artists in both solo and thematically organized group shows. Mirus Gallery highlights work that emphasizes skill and process and aims to engage viewers on a sentient, emotional and evocative level. In 2013 the artist-in-residence program was initiated, further pursuing the gallery’s values of community and collaboration by providing a live-in and on-site studio space for artists to create and exhibit work in a supportive environment, conducive to creativity.

Visit www.mirusgallery.com for more information.

Event Details
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 17, 6-10 PM, Artist in Attendance
Exhibition Dates: January 17 - February 14, 2015
Event RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/409286645904960/

540 Howard Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Jennifer Darland, Director

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