The Hamden Art League will host mixed media and digital artist Brian Flinn and his presentation, “Digital Collage”, at its Tuesday, October 10th meeting. Mr. Flinn will demonstrate how his fine art works evolve from the initial idea to the finished product by layering/collaging scanned mixed media with digital imagery.
“My work with visual imagery is generally engaged with exploring issues of paradox and the complexities of time… I find great freedom in visual language which has shown itself to be exceptionally resilient and broad in its ability to communicate complex notions. “
Mr. Flinn is “fascinated with abstraction”, but with his background in illustration often returns to narrative imagery. His digital collaging process, in which he uses scanned objects, drawings and photographs, draws a great deal from his experience with painting and mixed media. The resulting images of multiple layers reflect his interest in surfaces that appear both flat and three-dimensional. “Textures, colors, shapes and whole images arrive from an array of happenstance and are brought into the work through both intuition and dedicated purpose. The digital process allows for extensive editing until the proper balance is found. “
Brian Flinn earned a BFA from the University of Bridgeport and his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. He also holds an MS in Art Education and taught art in the Amity school system for seventeen years. He currently teaches studio arts, technology, and art education as Assistant Professor at Central Connecticut State University. In addition to multiple exhibitions throughout Connecticut, including the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, University of Bridgeport’s Shelfhaudt Gallery, Canton’s Gallery On the Green, and the New Britain Museum of American Art, Mr. Flinn’s work has been shown in galleries in New York, California, Oregon and Germany. His work has won multiple awards and his latest series, titled “Message In a Bottle”, will be shown at the Kehler Liddell Gallery in New Haven from October 19th – Nov. 19th. Samples can be found at www.brianflinn.com.
The Hamden Art League meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 10th, in the Social Hall of the Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden. Refreshments and socializing begin at 7:00 pm, followed by a brief business meeting at 7:15 pm and Mr. Flinn’s artist presentation at 7:30 pm. The evening is free and open to the public. If the library is closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled. For further information on the Hamden Art League, please visit www.hamdenartleague.com.