29 March - 5 May, 2007
Lars Bohman Gallery
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Brendan Cass' paintings bear as titles names of different places in Europe, places the artist seldom or never has visited but discovered in travel brochures and literature. Through the artist's rich imagery the viewer is invited to a journey among Norwegian mountains and fjords, flower fields exploding with colours in Provence, and vast open spaces in Iceland. The paintings convey magnificent landscapes and great views, but they are no exact reproductions. The impressions and memories from the brochures and images have instead been reworked and become dreaming and imaginary places. The works' overall painterly impression is delicately matched by carefully depicted details.

The works of Brendan Cass breathe spontaneity and joy. They are built up by rich layers of colours, whose sculptural effect cast shadows over the surface creating even more energy and movement.

Brendan Cass was born in 1974 in New Jersey, USA. He now lives and works in New York. He has received much attention for his exhibitions and already as a student he was mentioned in ArtForum. Brendan Cass received his artistic training at Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College i Annandale, NY, at School of Visual Art, New York, NY and at the SUNY Purchase, in Purchase, NY. Brendan Cass has exhibited separately among others at CANADA, New York, Kenny Schachter conTEMPorary, New York, Richard Anderson Gallery, New York and at Velge & Noirhomme, Brussels, and has participated in several group shows.