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"Dissonance" Opening Reception

  • Da Vinci Art Alliance 704 Catharine Street Philadelphia, PA, 19147 United States (map)

About the exhibition:

Dissonance is a solo exhibition of prints by Bill Brookover using design, texture, and geometric structure to explore architecture, layered landscapes, urban streetscapes, and history. This exhibition promises to address the experience of clashing disorder that pervades politics, social interactions, and culture. Focusing on changes initiated by digital technology, globalized economies, and climate change; Bill Brookover displays the absence of harmony, Dissonance.

Dissonance is the result of conflict, whether in music, in art, or in life. We seek harmony, so we seek to reconcile conflicts and differences. This process is part of personal growth, of learning, and of opening ourselves to empathy and compassion.

Brookover created this body of work to explore visual metaphors for dissonance and harmony. Opposing systems and visual languages are placed in relation to one another by exploring geometric patterning in relation to flowing organic forms. This sets up oppositions of straight lines against curves, of ordered grids against flowing lines, and of geometric shapes against organic forms. Brookover seeks harmony through the resolution of dissonance.

About the artist:

Bill Brookover is a printmaker whose work is based in his design training and the art of architecture. Born in West Texas, he studied Architecture and Fine Arts at Rice University, Historic Preservation at Columbia University, and Printmaking at Fleisher Art Memorial. His prints explore design, color, texture, and geometric structure. Brookover is a teaching artist at Fleisher Art Memorial, a community-based art school in South Philadelphia, where he has taught printmaking since 2010. In 2014 he began leading tours of Hidden Print Collections for Fleisher printmaking students. He serves on the Board of Directors at Fleisher Art Memorial where he chairs the Sanctuary Taskforce. He is a member of Second State Press, The Print Center in Philadelphia, the American Color Print Society, InLiquid, The Main Line Art Center, Philadelphia Center for the Book, and DaVinci Art Alliance.