Dana Hart-Stone draws on his Montana roots for new exhibition at Brian Gross Fine Art

0
233

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Dana Hart-Stone’s, solo exhibition, Exposition, is on view at Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, through February 25. Drawing on his Montana roots, the paintings on display explore image, pattern, and remembrance. Each painting featured in Exposition is a composition comprised of vintage, vernacular photographs that have been manipulated and printed in acrylic on raw canvas. Drawn to the mystery behind the photographs, Hart-Stone collects images that portray the “collective mindset of American culture.” Creating paintings that play with content as much as color, pattern, and serial imagery, Hart-Stone’s pieces reference both personal and collective memories of rural life. Each piece is infused with iconography and nostalgia. Using the iconic symbol of the Work Horse, Hart-Stone taps into both the utility of the horse and also the romantic notions ascribed to country living. In the work, Troph