watercolor on paper
A 19th century English watercolor from a local corporate collection is the basis for a group of studies of a detail found in the painting. Water, the pure, limpid medium of this refined art-form, has been rediscovered today as a fashionable, even refined, beverage. The artist ironically tests a range of modern designer waters (Evian, Glacéau Smartwater, San Pellegrino, Tŷ Nant, Aquafina, and Dasani) as the solvent in his watercolor studies and invites the viewer to taste (or at least to commit an act of taste) and see. Brian Lang is the curator of the BNY Mellon Corporate Art Collection in Pittsburgh. He has worked with several art galleries in the Pittsburgh area, holding positions in both sales and gallery management. Additonally, he has worked as an independent advisor and curator, organizing exhibitions for both commercial and non-profit galleries.