Roger Brown: Calif. U.S.A. ReceptionJuly 12th, 2010
Title: Roger Brown: Calif. U.S.A. Reception
Location: Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Description: Roger Brown was a collector as much as he was an artist. The SAIC alumnus (BFA 1968, MFA 1970) filled his home and studio in La Conchita, California with hundreds of domestic objects—vernacular ceramics, southwestern knickknacks, and pop culture ephemera—all meticulously arranged and occasionally incorporated into his artwork. This exhibition explores Brown’s process of collecting and arranging, which was distilled into his Virtual Still Life series—paintings turned three-dimensional with ceramics on shelves in the foreground. Exhibited together for the first time, these extraordinary paintings and objects reference and echo each other, infusing Brown’s work with reflections on landscape, heritage, religion, history, life, and death.
Start Time: 15:00
End Time: 17:00