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Opening Night: Damon Soule’s “Quintessence” at Mirus Gallery

Each painting in Damon Soule's "Quintessence" (which opened at San Francisco's Mirus Gallery last Saturday, November 23) is its own microcosm. In several of the pieces, colors radiate from a luminous, star-like center; their kinetic energy gives way to neon explosions punctuated by starkly-contrasting black and white lines. Earlier this month, when we visited Soule's studio, he discussed apprehending the imperceptible elements of the universe with this show. By pushing the human eye to its edge with his extreme color combinations, Soule seeks to craft an otherworldly essence that runs through his body of work. Read more after the jump.

Damon Soule with his work

Each painting in Damon Soule’s “Quintessence” (which opened at San Francisco’s Mirus Gallery last Saturday, November 23) is its own microcosm. In several of the pieces, colors radiate from a luminous, star-like center; their kinetic energy gives way to neon explosions punctuated by starkly-contrasting black and white lines. Earlier this month, when we visited Soule’s studio, he discussed apprehending the imperceptible elements of the universe with this show. By pushing the human eye to its edge with his extreme color combinations, Soule seeks to craft an otherworldly essence that runs through his body of work.

An interactive installation that took up an entire room of the spacious gallery invited viewers to jam out with the various electronic and analog musical instruments Soule provided. He and girlfriend Julianne Yates of Gallery Heist donned psychedelic outfits and Fezzes, acting as the ring leaders of this free-form musical exploration. Take a look at our exclusive opening night photos of “Quintessence” below.

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Viewers withe Soule’s interactive sound installation

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