Lora Schlesinger Gallery is also proud to present WHOA!, Richard Bruland’s fifth solo exhibition with the gallery, featuring new abstract paintings.

Richard Bruland’s latest body of work considers how time fundamentally impacts an artist’s painting process, which can often be artificially rushed to meet deadlines. By working without such constraints for this series, Bruland expresses that the resulting lack of pressure became an essential part of his process. Through consciously making the effort to “slowdown,” Bruland acknowledges a willingness to allow these paintings to find themselves on their own terms. He hopes this approach will encourage a more contemplative viewing of these highly detailed, complex syntheses of color and texture.

Richard Bruland studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, earning his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of Arts. His work has been exhibited in California since 1988 and he is represented by galleries throughout the United States.