October 11, 2012 – November 10, 2012
at Schroeder Romero, New York

Using alchemy as a jumping off point, the works in the exhibition explore the act of liberation through transformation––both extreme and subtle. In the works on view, this transformation manifests as a process of breaking down and rebuilding: large-scale pastel and archival pigment prints are built from 18th century etchings of alchemical practices; turkey feathers have been cast in bronze; a 19th century English side table has been altered and cast in 12 different colors; and a Hudson River School-esque panorama wall-covering is composed of digitally manipulated 18th century ornithological etchings. Writing for the accompanying catalogue, Alpesh Kantilal Patel states, “Brown’s works are queer. They are unstable signifiers that exist between here and there as well as now and then; and operate on a meta-level through the production of a palpable destabilizing effect. In the process, these works make felt the impossibility of the closure of identity, broadly construed.”

 

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