Visual Arts

Painter Lee Berger Branches Out With His New Works at The Icehouse

Local painter Lee Berger doesn't want his work to be pigeonholed. It's why the 44-year-old art scene veteran has attempted to change up with his visual style multiple times since first becoming an artist in 1992. Within the past two decades he's gone from creating simple-looking charcoal nudes to incredibly detailed doll-like paintings to geometrically complex abstract works.

And then there's Berger's latest series, currently on display at the Icehouse through First Friday, which takes the painter into unfamiliar territory. Namely, delving into sociological issues and the relationships between mankind and his environment.

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