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The Mind Mask and Other Personal Stories // Mixed Media Works by David Brady


  • Xico Shipping Container Galleries 425 East Roosevelt Street Phoenix, AZ, 85004 United States (map)

Receptions:
Third Friday, October 19, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
First Friday, November 2, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Third Friday, November 16, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
First Friday, December 7, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The Mind Mask is an ongoing series of drawings and paintings depicting the face behind anxiety, depression and various forms of mental illness. Of the work, Brady says, “These drawings depict the face behind the mask, showing no gender or race rather that of our similarity, our shared identity. I’ve found that people across cultures hide the reality of mental illness, anxiety and identity; in these challenges and our shared denial of them, we are actually quite similar.”

Brady continues, “The purpose of the installation is to draw attention to these issues that are gaining traction as a reality in our society and provide new insights on how to move forward with a new dialog. The dialog is connected with art as a meaningful way to connect each other through art therapy and related creative options.”

About the Artist:

As a visual artist, David Brady is known for his continuous exploration of the figure through mixed media, his use of discarded objects, and his skills with the everyday ballpoint pen. Brady views painting and creativity as a science in which one incessantly experiments with a variety of mediums and techniques; he researches themes through travel, sketching and photography. Utilizing a host of discarded objects and recycled materials his collage-based paintings portray powerful and provocative images that reflect contemporary life.

Since the 1980’s, Brady’s paintings and collage works have been featured in numerous exhibitions, collaborations and student programs internationally.