“New Forms” fine art exhibition opens with Academy Award winning artist Kevin Mack
Brett Wesley Gallery is inviting the public for the opening of a solo show “New Forms” featuring Academy Award winning digital artist Kevin Mack. Opening reception will be Nov. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. and First Friday Nov. 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. at 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd. This event is free to the public. The exhibition will run through Dec. 1.
Mack’s use of digital technology allows him to dissolve the traditional boundaries of medium, process, style and genre to create unimaginable new forms and objects of contemplation that inspire awe and mystery.
Kevin Mack is a pioneering Digital Artist and Academy Award winning Visual Effects Designer. He received the Oscar for his work on the film “What Dreams May Come” with Robin Williams.
In the mid-eighties, Kevin began experimenting with computers to make his art and music. Recognizing its potential for film work, he helped pioneer the use of computer graphics for visual effects and became a creative leader in the digital revolution. In 2007 he received an honorary Doctorate of Science degree from Art Center for his contributions to the field of motion picture visual effects.
Mack’s work is the result of research in a wide range of fields from neuroscience to quantum physics. His work in artificial life and rule based systems, used on “What Dreams May Come” and “Fight Club”, inspired the development of tissue simulation software that has been used in virtual stem cell research. In 2006, Mack received the title of Honorary Neuroscientist, from UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, for his lectures there on perception, visualization and creativity. Kevin is currently consulting with CERN on the visualization of recent discoveries in particle physics.
Kevin’s fine art has been exhibited at The Laguna Beach Art Museum, Carnegie Melon University, Siggraph Art Gallery and Animation Festival, The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, The Barbara Mendes Gallery, Banzai in New York City, Visual Amalgam and various LA art events.
Kevin is a native of Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife, artist Snow Mack. They have two sons, Jon Mack and Ray Mack, both of whom are gifted artists.
Brett Wesley Sperry, owner of the gallery, said, “Our primary goal is to show works of art that are bold, relevant, and well-crafted across several media and ultimately expand the visual dialog among collectors and artists. Brett Wesley Gallery is a place to celebrate the arts and share knowledge with art collectors, fans and artists alike. And each month, whether you love what we’re showing or not, there will always be something here that’s memorable and worthy of discussion.”
Celebrating its fourth year, Brett Wesley Gallery holds art receptions once a month on the Thursday just prior to the First Friday of the month at 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd. on the corner of Charleston Boulevard. The gallery building itself is a nod to mid-century modernism, urban chic and classic American roadside architecture. Brett Wesley Gallery selects works by emerging and established painters, photographers, and sculptors from Las Vegas and around the world.
Brett Wesley Gallery
1112 S. Casino Center Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89104