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ARTS BRIEFS Dusk by Jackie Battenfield/Contributed photo GALLUP GALLERY TO PRESENT TOWN AND COUNTRY Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art gallery will tural amalgams in which natural forms and present the exhibition Town and Country manmade structures are woven together in Jan. 4 through Feb. 9. a visual hodge-podge both comical and poignant.��� The show will feature paintings by Brooklyn-based artists Jackie Battenfield and Deb- Battenfield works with watery pigments to orah Brown. A reception with the artists is ���coax pools of paint into translucent veils of scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 1. They will color,��� she says in the release. ���Anchoring offer remarks about themselves and their these ephemeral elements are gestural marks, works and take questions from the audience, stripes and blocks of color,��� she continues. a news release says. ���For the last decade, I have focused on the In her series, The Bushwick Paintings, Brown fluidity of water and the natural gestures of explores the urban beauty of Bushwick, plants and trees alongside abstract brush strokes and poured layers of paint.��� Brooklyn, the release says. ���This odd landscape possesses a simultaneous allure and menace that I take as the starting point for my paintings,��� says Brown in the release. ���Based on what I see, I invent architec- For more information about the exhibit, call 366-2454 or visit The gallery is located at 1288 N. Palm Ave. in Sarasota.

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