Artist Daniel Brevick • Current show online
Hope, an exhibition by Daniel Brevick, is currently showing online at Gallery 120. Art shows and exhibitions are traditionally hosted at Gallery 120’s brick-and-mortar location in the atrium of the Fine Arts building on the Inver Hills Community College campus in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.
Daniel Brevick is currently a senior creative director with Mayo Clinic and co-founder of the Somali Institute for Peace Research, Kibera Pride and Go Pamoja. Daniel is currently pursuing a Master of Photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
WHERE: Gallery 120 (online)
Hope is a wonderful, confusing mystery. It sustains life for those living in extreme poverty. It’s married with religion, witchcraft, superstition, and a blindness to reality that rivals that of love. Whether it’s faith in God, the Illuminati, education, or self-determination, hope is alive and well, even though often misplaced.
When I first visited Kenya seeing the poverty and hunger, children with rags for clothes, no shoes, and shanties for living spaces was difficult. But I quickly learned these can be addressed. I can do something about it. The hardest thing to see is hope because you can’t dash it. No matter how absurd. It’s often all they have.
I’m an artist, photographer, peacemaker. I apply the arts to affect positive change in myself and hope to motivate others. Art can tell stories, and a well-told story brings awareness. Sometimes change.
Every year I spend several weeks in the slums of Kenya. I’ve been active since 2009. Everyone should know why they do what they do. For me, it’s because life is short, messy, and unique. I want to spend my life embracing the “mess,” giving my time, talent, and treasure to address inequities and create new opportunities.
I am both a commercial and fine artist. Commercial art brings exposure to technologies, software, and creative trends. Commercial art has fully enabled my fine art, making it free from practical considerations. My fine art isn’t driven by “what sells” instead by a passion for helping those in need.
We’re trying to get a better prosthesis for Risper. A resident of Kibera (a slum in Kenya), Risper, lost her leg at the age of 9, after being struck by the train that goes through the slum.
Full story at Risper Anyango on YouTube
Learn more about Hope and Gallery 120 by contacting:
Gallery Curator and Coordinator
Learn more about the A.F.A. in Art at Inver Hills by contacting:
Painting and Drawing Faculty