Deborah Brown

Runaways

September 7 – October 14, 2017

Installation view, Geary Contemporary, Deborah Brown, "Runaways", 2017

Installation view, Geary Contemporary, Deborah Brown, "Runaways", 2017

Installation view, Geary Contemporary, Deborah Brown, "Runaways", 2017

Deborah Brown
Woodcutter, 2017
oil on canvas
108h x 72w in
 
Deborah Brown
Nixie, 2017
oil on canvas
60h x 48w in
Deborah Brown
Cardinal, 2017
oil on canvas
80h x 70w in
Deborah Brown
Birch Trees, 2017
oil on canvas
24h x 24w in
Deborah Brown
Dog, 2017
oil on canvas
80h x 60w in
Deborah Brown
Bird #1, 2017
oil on canvas
60h x 48w in
Deborah Brown
Bird #4, 2017
oil on canvas
24h x 20w in
Deborah Brown
Deep Woods, 2017
oil on canvas
88h x 77w in
Deborah Brown
On a Limb, 2017
Oil on canvas
24h x 18w in
Deborah Brown
Bird #5, 2017
Oil on canvas
24h x 24w in
Deborah Brown
Parakeet, 2017
oil on canvas
48h x 48w in

Press Release

Geary Contemporary is pleased to open this September with Runaways, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Bushwick based artist Deborah Brown. The exhibition will be on view from September 7 through October 14, 2017. The gallery will be hosting an opening reception for the artist on Thursday, September 7 from 6-8 pm. This will be Brown’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

 

This exhibition will display a series of work in which Brown utilizes the post-industrial landscape of her surroundings as the starting point for narrative, where a female protagonist, her dog, and various avian companions move through urban to pastoral settings.

 

Thick daubs of paint applied with a palette knife are punctuated by linear passages and off-register color patches, offering a fractured, brooding landscape that navigates an exotic and unfamiliar world. Seen as a whole, Runaways channels feelings of abjection, strength, freedom, and empowerment.

 

Deborah Brown lives in New York and works in Bushwick, where she began Storefront TenEyck, one of the first artist-run galleries in the neighborhood. She has an MFA from Indiana University and a BA from Yale University. Recent exhibitions include ICA Maine College of Art, Lesley Heller Workspace, NY; Mike Weiss Gallery, NY; Life on Mars, Brooklyn, NY; BravinLee programs, Brooklyn, NY; and Ober Gallery, Kent, CT.