November 11 through December 19, 2008
at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, NYC
American Boy, a multimedia installation of painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and Internet-based art investigates how codified or repressed information is almost always lurking just beneath the surface of things. Through his investigation of how covert innuendo is used to redirect, even corrupt, the perceived intent of an object, Brown exposes the act of communication as highly subjective and infinitely malleable. His pieces offer an immediate and visually snappy first impression, while layers of manipulated and coded images shift the viewer’s initial understanding of what is being observed.