Saturday, July 4, 2015

Local Art Seen: Adam Swanson at Pizza Luce

His work is not yet ubiquitous but it's getting there. This past month Adam Swanson's paintings were displayed at The Aquarium and a documentary about the immense mural he created for Spirit Mountain was shown during the DuSu Film Festival. This month you can see Swanson's work at Pizza Luce till the end of July.

Thursday Pizza Luce hosted an opening reception for the artist and his new show there. Swanson, wearing a grey Mary Bue t-shirt, was the quiet center of attention for the many friends and fans who sifted in and out throughout the evening.

Recurring themes in Swanson's paintings include wind turbines, penguins and plenty of color. There's usually a sense of playfulness in the imagery, which has become especially pronounced since his boys were born.

Here are some photos of a few of the paintings that will hang there through the end of July. Be sure to check it out. The food is always good, too.

If you can't make it for lunch or a libation, just do a walk-through. There are literally dozens of paintings and many that will keep you engaged if you so choose. What you see here is simply the flavor of the month.

Meantime, art goes on all around you. Enjoy it.

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