Installation Views

This is an installation view of the exhibition in 2018 titled “Così fan tutte” featuring works by Brian Calvin at Gallery Met, Met Opera, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition in 2018 titled “Così fan tutte” featuring works by Brian Calvin at Gallery Met, Met Opera, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition in 2018 titled “Così fan tutte” featuring works by Brian Calvin at Gallery Met, Met Opera, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition in 2018 titled “Così fan tutte” featuring works by Brian Calvin at Gallery Met, Met Opera, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition in 2018 titled “Così fan tutte” featuring works by Brian Calvin at Gallery Met, Met Opera, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition in 2018 titled “Così fan tutte” featuring works by Brian Calvin at Gallery Met, Met Opera, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition in 2018 titled “Così fan tutte” featuring works by Brian Calvin at Gallery Met, Met Opera, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition in 2018 titled “Così fan tutte” featuring works by Brian Calvin at Gallery Met, Met Opera, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition in 2018 titled “Così fan tutte” featuring works by Brian Calvin at Gallery Met, Met Opera, New York.
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Works

This is a work named Duet(I) by American artist Brian Calvin made in 2018. The materials are acrylic on canvas, and the dimensions are 70 by 56 inches.This is a work named Duet(II) by American artist Brian Calvin made in 2018. The materials are acrylic on canvas, and the dimensions are 70 by 56 inches.This is a work named Despina by American artist Brian Calvin made in 2017. The materials are acrylic on linen, and the dimensions are 30 by 24 inches.

Press Release

Brian Calvin

The Arnold & Marie Schwartz
Gallery Met, Met Opera

Così fan tutte

January 25 –
March 31, 2018

New York, January 25 — Opening tonight at the Arnold & Marie Schwartz Gallery Met is Brian Calvin's Così fan tutte, coinciding with the Met Opera’s much anticipated new production of Mozart’s comedy, onstage from March 15. Brian Calvin's Così fan tutte, free to the public, runs through March 31, 2018.

“Mozart’s opera has such whimsy and humor—along with darker undercurrents,” says Gallery Met Director Dodie Kazanjian, “and Brian, with his vibrant, psychologically astute portraits, is the perfect fit.”

"Rather than illustrating scenes from the plot of Così fan tutte, I lingered on the organizing principle of duets in Mozart’s opera, exploring harmony and dissonance through repetition and difference,” Brian Calvin said. “The overlapping figures interlock into a unified expression of complicity, ‘putting their heads together’,” said the artist. Calvin is particularly known for his large-scale, highly stylized portraits, characterized by light-soaked palettes and flattened planes of color, retaining a life-like quality. 

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