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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"Supermen and Scoundrels" opens Friday at Gallery at Black Rock

The Gallery at Black Rock
2861 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, (203) 814-6856
Matt Sesow: Supermen and Scoundrels
Apr. 23—May 29, 2010
Artist reception: Fri., Apr. 23, 6—10 p.m.

Press release

The Gallery at Black Rock is proud to present Supermen and Scoundrels featuring the work of artist Matt Sesow. The show will open with an artist reception at 6 p.m. on Thurs., Apr. 23, 2010.

Sesow most recently showed in the Arte Vistas Gallery in Albi France and has shown extensively internationally and nationally. Sesow, a Washington D.C.-based artist, has been labeled as an "Outsider Artist" but has found a great deal of success in the art world. In his career he has overcome many personal obstacles, most importantly the loss of his left (and dominant) arm to a freak accident in which he was hit by a plane as a child.

Sesow's colorful and energetic painting style lends the subjects a somewhat menacing quality while often portraying benign subjects such as bunnies and pandas. In this show he will explore the dichotomy that exists within public figures. It is often unclear as to which is a superman and which is the scoundrel and ultimately it will be the viewer who decides which category the subject best fits into. Sesow will be showing all new work, much of which has been painted specifically for the Gallery at Black Rock show.

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