LeoKesting Gallery is proud to present Brian's 5th exhibition here! The show entitled, "Brian is every soldier in the world" parodies the timeliness gift and ridiculous misfortune of facebook omniprescence. The title, in flux, references the pop surrealist objects of jettison/meditation in Brian's paintings.
"When you come to the gallery, you"ll be surprised to see 10 large scale works by Brian, which reference cats masturbating with dust busters, Slash from Gun's N' Roses with Abraham Lincoln's Bible, Obama's eye under a flayed Wall Street Bull, Google Pornography, China as police of the world, and Britta filters filtering oil", says gallery director John Leo.
Dave Kesting notes that for an artist who painted The Korean Dictator, Kim Jong Il smoking Angelie Jolie's lips and to have been written up as an event to be attended on flavorpill.com., means that Brian fits right in with controversial artists that we exhibit such as, Daniel Edwards.
Brian Leo adresses culture, politics, and American identity. He exhibits a cavalcade of images en masse that show deep events of cultural significance flanked by bizarre moments of his personal experience.
Leo's setting is an imaginary place where a sense of wonder and innocence prevails. We see the inhabitants of this magical realm as if through the eyes of a child; poeticallly imagined, yet charged with symbolic meaning. His use of whimsical subject matter and bright colors provide a flashlight and sense of hope, which makes this often dark content seem less so.