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February Issue 2011

Eye Level Art in Charleston, SC, Features Works by Brian Bustos

Eye Level Art in Charleston, SC, will present the exhibit, Good Morning Spider, featuring works by Brian Bustos, on view from Feb. 5 through Mar. 16, 2011. An opening reception will be held on Feb. 5, from 7-11pm, with special musical performance by Chris Thomas.

Bustos offered the following statement about this show, "One morning I woke up and went to take a shower. There was a big brown spider on the wall of my bathroom. I was very afraid of it. I debated over taking a shower for a while, just looking at the spider there on the wall. Eventually, I thought that I should kill him and take a shower. So I did kill him. I have always regretted this."

"Good Morning Spider is a title taken from a Sparklehorse album. Mark Linkous, the sole member of Sparklehorse passed away last year at a young age. This show is partly a tribute to him and his music. Music that has been very important in my life and gotten me through some troubled times. The show and the work is also a meditation on finding balance between living in the modern world and the natural world. I am stricken with terror sometimes when I try to grasp the technological world around me, it being so impersonal and fast paced, yet I know it must be embraced. I am sometimes fearful that people will not know what the pages of a book feels like, how raw wood smells, or how it is to simply be outside. These paintings and drawings are about being present in my own world and not running to hide in the woods forever."

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 724-510-9778 or visit (www.eyelevelart.com).


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