April 7: CSMA


Community School of Music and Arts 330 E State St

Dennis Bertram, Skyships

The oil paintings of Dennis Bertram, of Buffalo, NY, feature “skyships” or tightly formed visual constructions built from smaller images evoking houses, churches and other buildings. Abstract skyships dominate naturalistic, often figurative paintings that have been physically defaced, dominated and assimilated – a metaphor for militaristic invasions. Flower-inspired “bouquets” relate to our temporal transience, and other works elicit ideas of overpopulation and psychological burden. Learn more about the artist at http://www.dennisbertram.com.