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IRL GRAND (re)OPENING
BRET SHIRLEY - YOUR LOVE IS LIKE AN OIL WELL
BRIAN CLOSE - GAME LANGUAGE


Opening Reception
Friday, September 16th 2022 
6-9pm
15 Monroe St, NYC 10002

 

IRL is thrilled to celebrate our reopening in Manhattan at 15 Monroe St with two solo exhibitions: Bret Shirley’s “Your Love is Like an Oil Well” and Brian Close’s “GAME LANGUAGE”. 
 

Bret Shirley’s bright acrylic palette emits a mesmerizing glow from the canvas, highlighting textures underneath. Through the use of acrylic on linen, metal leaf, and copper sulfate (crystals), the artist creates silhouettes with smooth transitions of color and light. The crystalline structure of copper sulfate lends a hand in generating what looks like the topography of an alien planet, compelling and unfamiliar. 

The complex digital landscape of Brian Close’s work spans across multiple spatial dimensions. Working with rotating projections and prints, the artist showcases a dizzying collection of varying colors, mercurial substances, and overlapping patterns. There is an alchemy at work in Close’s pieces, transcending traditional computer-generated art while maintaining an utterly human influence alongside the mechanical. 

On view until October 2nd 2022.