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Douglas Florian’s 613 pages of light

Douglas Florian‘s diminutive gouache/collage paintings on paper at BravinLee programs are part of a 613 page book project called �Sefer Shel Or,” which is Hebrew for “The Book of Light.” The paintings, made over the past eight years, have a charmingly rumpled insouciance and run the emotional gamut from sadness and anxiety, to peacefulness and joy. “My drawings are abstract regressionist� movingly still, but still moving, emotional notions about motion, configurations of constellations� both drawn and withdrawn,” Florian writes. “My drawings are bottle-fed and battle-torn, drawn from the natural and unnatural.”

Douglas Florian The Liars and The Moonstruck,” BravinLee programs, New York, NY. Through March 8.

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