STRIDE MAIN SPACE
Main Level. 1004 MacLeod Trail SE
October 26 – November 30, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012 at 8PM
Artist in Attendance
Brian Batista's DIVINE INSPIRATION stems from an exploration of historical Vedic deities. His paintings represent psychological aspects of the human condition and with them he seeks to convey spiritual and philosophical teachings. Full of life, with bright arresting colours that play on the senses, the works elicit a visceral response. They feature an abundance of detail that draws the eye in, inviting the viewer to piece together the painting's meaning like solving a jigsaw puzzle. Batista aims to create art that transcends mere representation and reaches instead towards a mystical experience.
BATISTA is based in Calgary, Alberta and holds a BFA with Distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design. He was part of the exhibition 7 BY 7: RISING TALENTS at Stride (2009) and his first solo exhibition Sacred Images was held at the Untitled Arts Society Gallery (2011).
The Stride Art Gallery Association
1004 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary AB T2G 2M7
403 262 8507
Stride is open to the public from 11 AM - 5 PM, Tuesday – Saturday.
Admission is free and all are welcome.