Deborah Colton Gallery presents Bert L. Long, Jr.: Looking for the Right Time opening reception
Deborah Colton Gallery will present Looking for the Right Time, a solo exhibition of the works of Bert L. Long, Jr. (1940-2013), one of the most talented, versatile, and prolific artists ever to hail from the state of Texas. With his paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs, he sought above all else to communicate with the viewer.
Throughout the '80s, Long's paintings became larger and more elaborate, and eventually it became difficult to tell if they were decorated paintings or painted sculptures. He placed many of them in heavy Hydrostone frames of his own making, embedded with found materials such as mirror shards, empty paint tubes, bones, glass eyes, even shellacked fish heads. Often, they were self-referential works dealing with the struggles faced by the working artist.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through January 28, 2017.