Sunday, April 24, 2011

CHANGES: John Brickels opens new Gallery at the Soda Plant in Burlington

John Brickels opens new Gallery, Studio and Mad Scientist Classroom

Gallery grand opening and reception:
Friday, May 6 from 5-8pm
The Soda Plant, 266 Pine St, Suite 104

Having outgrown his SPACE collaborative studio, Brickels has moved deeper into the heart of The Soda Plant. His new gallery/studio/classroom has room for paintings, sculpture and space for his popular 3am Mad Scientist Workshop.

Augmenting rusty toy pedal cars with realistic components Brickels blurs the line between adulthood and childhood. The viewer deciphers whether these sculptures are adult vehicles shrunk to a child’s perspective or a child’s toy amplified into an adult world.

1948 Buick gewgaws will be handed out to the first 50 visitors during the May 6th grand opening. There will also be a drawing for a seat in the 3am Mad Scientist Workshop VIII to be held July 16th.

Image: 64 1/2 Mustang