April 27 – July 7, 2019
Opening Reception Saturday, April 27, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Artists’ talks at 6:30 PM
Brown Foundation Gallery
Jeffrey Dell’s exhibition, Maquette Moon, features a new series of screenprints that continue his abiding interest in space, color, pattern, and perception. Dell explores the human tendency to read into images for symbols, depth, and promises of pleasure. Mixing the languages of visual graphics and trompe l’oeil, Dell’s images create larger questions about the viewer’s imagination, blurring distinctions between actually seeing and projecting that which we want to see.
The Tangibility of Memory
Chris Bakay’s exhibition The Tangibility of Memory includes cast resin t-shirts and everyday objects that evoke nostalgic memories of youth and skate culture. Through a labor-intensive casting process, Bakay juxtaposes the materials of high and low culture. While his Retired Jersey t-shirts have specific meaning for the artist, the personal memories associated with many of these seemingly ordinary objects shifts for individual viewers. The humble t-shirt, ever-present in tourist towns, serve as a symbol of modern life with their various logos or emblems reflecting personal or lived experiences with shifting meanings.
March 9 – June 2, 2019
Opening Reception Saturday, March 9, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Artist talk at 6:30 PM
Brad Tucker’s exhibition, Standard Tan, includes a collection of wood, fabric, and painted sculptural objects that explore color, texture, and language. Often mimicking tools and utilitarian objects, Tucker’s work plays with the loose ends of craftsmanship at the border between painting and sculpture. Tucker’s experience as an artist, skateboarder, musician, and teacher reveals itself in his work through the use of abstracted shapes, text, and sound elements encountered in his daily life.