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Based Couture - An Exhibition by Shane Brinster

The Memorial Union Gallery at North Dakota State University is pleased to present new artworks by Shane Brinster for the exhibition Based Couture. The exhibition will be on display in the Memorial Union Gallery from May 3rd-June 2nd. This event is free to the public and all are invited to attend.

Based Couture is a body of work created using spray paint on canvas, applied via a combination of freehand and stencils. The work pairs a “Pop Art” context and aesthetic with patterning and a gestural quality that breaks up the portraits created from large swaths of color. It is not unusual to see several variations of the same work, inspiring a viewer to question the uniqueness of art. The artwork of Shane Brinster speaks to a bygone era immortalized by a still-image that retains bold shimmer but lacks the luster of relevance.

Shane Brinster resides in North Dakota. He lived in Albuquerque, Austin and San Francisco before moving to Sawyer, North Dakota in 1999. Shane attended the University of New Mexico, where he studied video editing and sculpture.  His paintings have been shown at the Taube Museum of Art in Minot and across the Midwest.

The Memorial Union Gallery is located on the second floor of the NDSU Memorial Union, at 1401 Administrative Avenue in Fargo. Visitor parking is available in the South Union Lot; free parking available after 4:30pm weekdays and all day on weekends. Memorial Union Gallery is open Monday- Friday: 8:30a.m.– 4 p.m. or by appointment. Gallery Programming is supported by Student Activity Fees; all events are free and open to the public. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, North Dakota State University will honor reasonable requests for accommodations.


Semester Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
or by appointment

Summer + Holiday Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Or by appointment

Contact the MU Gallery:
(701) 231- 7900
2nd floor of the NDSU Memorial Union




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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 4:15:10 PM