The Dorian Grey Gallery presents a show of paintings by three Brooklyn contemporaries: Jake Nelson, Matt Harvill, and Petros Pappalas. They create figurative work that reaches people and people can reach. Jake, from Oregon, discovers universal truths hidden in rectangles of canvas. Matt, from Texas, brings mythological figures down to earth, full bodied. Petros, from Pennsylvania, touches souls with his paintbrush.
These three artists start from the same foundation as the ancient masters, then build towers reflecting the chaos, fluidity, and spontaneity that we live in today. Their gestural marks pull viewers in like magnets, enticing them to find the story between the brushstrokes and drips. Paintings that resonate like tuning forks.