2015/01: TRICK MAGIC

Jan 17th 2015 to Feb 14th 2015

[Show extended through March 14, 2015]

Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 17 | 6-10 PM


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Jennifer Darland | Director

Mirus Gallery is pleased to present TRICK MAGIC, new paintings from Jaime Brett Treadwell. Using oil on panel, the Philadelphia-based artist has created a series of work that continues his vision of transient utopias, taking viewers on a journey to lands of magic and wonder. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 17, from 6 to 10 PM, and will be on view through February 14, 2015.

In TRICK MAGIC, Treadwell employs visual deceptions within the work to encourage recognizable commonalities between painting and magic. Similar to the staples of a magic show, and much like a showman at center stage, the artist attempts to incorporate drama, theater, ambiguity, and humor into each work, using perceptions of reality and elements of mystery to engage his audience.


Born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Jaime Brett Treadwell studied sculpture and painting at the State University of New York at Cortland, and received his MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad including New York, Miami, LA, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, South Korea, Vancouver, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Publications, artist features, and interviews include Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi-Fructose Magazine, Jpeople Magazine, New American Paintings, Carne Magazine, New Contemporary (Ginko press), Thundermag, It’s Nice That, Who’s Jack, Blue Canvas and Direct Art Magazine. Jaime Brett Treadwell lives and works in Philadelphia where he is a full time professor of art at Delaware County Community College.