The next installment of the Art Department, a quarterly exhibition series hosted by Thea Foundation, will feature the work of Bryan Frazier in an exhibition titled "Battlefields." The exhibition will be up February 7 through February 28 in the Thea Foundation gallery, and a reception will be held Friday, February 7, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Thea Foundation. $20 at the door covers heavy hors d’oeuvres by Heritage Catering, an open beer and wine bar, and the chance to win free tickets to Thea’s next Art Department.
The "Battlefields" exhibition will feature Frazier's abstract paintings as well as drawings and other mixed media works, including screen printing. Of his work, Frazier says, "My paintings are drawings as much as they are paintings... There’s little meaning beyond the representation of elements and media on the surface and how the painting is constructed physically. Everything must work in parallel or it becomes a waiting game. It is essentially controlled chaos."
For the opening reception, all items will be available for purchase, and Frazier will be present to discuss his work and inspirations.
Note: The February 7 opening reception for “Battlefields” will be 21+ and guests should be prepared to show their identification prior to entry. Thea Foundation is located at 401 Main Street in North Little Rock. Gallery hours are M - F, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 - 5 p.m.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bryan Frazier was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas and raised by two educators. He studied art throughout his life and graduated from Henderson State University with a BFA in studio art. Frazier moved to Little Rock in 2000 and taught high school art and photography for 5 years. He has always had a passion for abstract and pop art, architecture and graphic design.
Today, Frazier’s work continues to show affection for organic line, architectural form and screen-printing. With medium, he shies away from tradition; mixing screen-printing ink, oil sticks, acrylic paint, watercolor, wax crayon, pastel, and house paint. Frazier mixes representational images and non-representational forms in multiple formats. The Blind Contour and Delta Parke landscape series are works that represent elements of art versus subject matter in a non-representational format. The Delta Parke series resemble aerial views of The Delta Region near The Mississippi River but remain unidentifiable. The Blind Contour works are focused heavily on abstract line and form. Frazier’s screen-prints are portraits and images of the figure that also mix media to create gesture and depth. His newer landscape works on paper are even more architectural and still mix medium and styles, yet maintain a similar feel of the other series.
Frazier’s work has been accepted into The Annual Delta Exhibition twice and The Small Works on Paper touring exhibition. He has been featured in numerous publications across the state and sold work to many varied corporate and private clients.