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Deborah Brown
Rock Climber 3

2018

$9,500

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"Rock Climber 3" was included in "This dream and other animals", a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Deborah Brown which ran from February 7 to April 20, 2019 at Burning in Water's 317 Tenth Avenue and 505 West 27th Street locations. The focus of the paintings in "This dream and other animals" is a lone female figure rendered in a range of settings, who alternately appears in varying affective states: aggressive, threatened, forlorn, physically daring. Her environment is a curious amalgamation in which particular elements are foregrounded - a still pool, a vertiginous rock face, an expansive beach - while other details are shorn away in favor of an enveloping, enigmatic darkness. In each scene, Brown depicts her protagonist as nude but incorporates details - particular poses, settings or accoutrements - that invoke references to classical mythology, biblical tales, apologues or canonical scenes from the history of art. The central figure adopts and sheds various implied roles without ever fully inhabiting them. Narratives are suggested yet never explicated - with elusive meanings yielding to an intimation of the archetypal. The figure cycles through a series of possible identities: perhaps a deity, a sprite, a warrior or an outcast. Deborah Brown (b. 1955) lives in New York and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Brown was the founder of Storefront, one of the first artist-run galleries in Bushwick. Recent exhibition venues include Burning in Water, New York; The Lodge, Los Angeles; Freight + Volume, New York; Underdonk, Brooklyn; Spoonbill Studio, Brooklyn; Castor Gallery, New York; GEARY Contemporary, New York; Lesley Heller Gallery, New York; Mike Weiss Gallery, New York; BravinLee programs, New York; Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen; and Angell Gallery, Toronto. Her work is held in numerous museum and corporate collections and has been written about in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, Art in America, The Wall Street Journal, ARTnews, Artnet News, Madame Figaro, Hyperallergic and ART-Das Kuntsmagazin. Brown has served as a visiting artist and lecturer at Penn State University, Hunter College, Pace University, Columbia University, Maryland Institute College of Art and Art Omi. Brown earned a BA from Yale University and an MFA from Indiana University.

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  • Creator
    Deborah Brown
  • Creation Year
    2018
  • Dimensions
    Height: 50 in. (127 cm)Width: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU81934026582

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