July 15 – September 24, 2022
A two-person exhibition of new and recent work, featuring the mediums of pastel, charcoal and mixed media collage on paper.
20 North Gallery presents a new exhibition that combines the abstract-inspired charcoal landscapes of Paul Brand and the intricate layering of Anastasia Wagner’s mixed media collage, creating enticing dialogue between the viewer and their relationship with the natural world.
The exhibit will open with a free, Public Reception on Friday, July 15, 2022 from 6 – 9 p.m.
The exhibit continues through September 24, 2022.
In an interesting intersection of human and nature, the works on paper in this exhibit by Brand and Wagner challenge assumptions about the art of portraiture and plein air landscape. The captivating landscapes of Paul Brand are constructed with an abstract approach. His dramatic use of contrast and sensitivity for visual texture result in ethereal representations of real locations. The collages of Anastasia Wagner combine mediums and subjects to create portraits that blend portraiture with florals. Her application of painting mediums adds subtle physical texture to her works on paper.
Paul Brand (Toledo, Ohio)
Paul Brand holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Human Physiology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (Rochester, New York). He has attended over 30 watercolor workshops since 1970, studying under nationally-known instructors such as Ed Whitney, Fred Graff, Frank Webb and Walter Chapman, in addition to workshops in acrylics and pastels with Vianna Szabo. In 1975, Brand joined the faculty of the now-former Medical College of Ohio, retiring as Associate Professor Emeritus of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at The University of Toledo (Ohio) in 2012. He currently teaches art classes across Northwest Ohio as a self-employed artist while serving as a part-time instructor in painting at the Toledo Museum of Art (Ohio).
Brand is a recipient of a 2015 Ohio Percent for Art Purchase Award. He has received over 35 awards for his fine artworks through shows at the Toledo Artists’ Club (Ohio), Parkwood Gallery (Toledo, Ohio) and other Northwest Ohio exhibits. A dedicated contributor to group exhibitions, Brand has had work accepted into numerous juried shows, festivals, and invitationals such as the Crosby Festival of the Arts at Toledo Botanical Garden (Ohio), Art on the Mall at The University of Toledo, and numerous exhibits in the Community Gallery of the Toledo Museum of Art. Recently, two of his watercolor paintings were accepted for exhibition in the TFAS100+5: Juried Regional Exhibition presented by the Toledo Federation of Art Societies at The University of Toledo’s Center for the Visual Arts in 2022. Brand’s artworks form part of the permanent collection of Tiffin University (Tiffin, Ohio) and Stark State College (North Canton, Ohio).
Anastasia Wagner (Sylvania, Ohio)
Anastasia Wagner received her B.F.A. summa cum laude with a concentration in painting and drawing from The University of Toledo (Ohio) in 2018. She began her professional involvement in the arts as an Apprentice for Young Artists At Work through The Arts Commission (Toledo, Ohio). She later returned to The Arts Commission for an arts administration internship in 2016 before serving as Gallery Associate at 20 North Gallery in Toledo, Ohio in 2017. Currently, Wagner is the Gallery Coordinator at 20 North Gallery.
Wagner is a frequent contributor to juried and group exhibitions including Artomatic 419 (Toledo, Ohio) in 2013 and 2015, Dream or Nightmare at the SCENE Metrospace (Lansing, Michigan) in 2016, Undisclosed at Toledo School for the Arts (Ohio) in 2018, 2019 and 2022, the Mini Maker Faire at Momentum (Promenade Park, Toledo, Ohio) in 2018 as well as numerous exhibitions at the Center for the Visual Arts, College of Engineering and Medical Center of The University of Toledo, for which she has won multiple scholarships and awards.
Wagner has also been involved in the arts community as a Guest Juror for the Toledo Artists’ Club and former Judge for the categories of Jewelry and Sculpture in the Crosby Festival of the Arts at Toledo Botanical Garden (Ohio). Additionally, she has fulfilled public-art commissions, including a mural installed at the Main Branch of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library (Ohio). She is a current Independent Member of the Toledo Federation of Art Societies, for which she serves as Exhibition Committee Co-Chair.
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