Brett Amory is a painter working out of West Oakland. After growing up in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, he moved to San Francisco to study art. In 2009 he hit his stride when his "Waiting" series caught attention with its depiction of ambiguous urban spaces, occupied by a lone character.

In the initial phase of his series, structures and people were layed out on a field of white. In this episode he talks about using a black backdrop that not only suggests nighttime but can evoke feelings of isolation and sympathy.

His first New York solo show, titled "Dark Light", opens June 30th at Jonathan Levine Gallery.

For more info go to brettamory.com

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