“Lesser Known Saints”
May 2nd – May 31st, 2020
Haven Gallery is pleased to present “Lesser Known Saints”, a collection of new paintings by Washington based artist, Brian Despain. “Lesser Known Saints” is Despain’s second show at the gallery and features six oil paintings that canonize the the artists known characters and symbolic motifs. Set against forbidding landscapes, metaphorically and subconsciously derived imagery provokes the viewer with a number of questions using universally understood shapes and motifs, allowing for ubiquitous comprehension and interpretation. Despain’s blending of the dualities of life are presented in often witty and playful compositions allowing us to approach the darkest aspects with a lighter heart while reminding us of the continued pace of life and its many evolutions.