Maggie Brown Now at Krakow Witkin Gallery Posted on September 30, 2022September 20, 2022 by admin Map Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 09/30/202212:00 am Location Krakow Witkin Gallery Categories Art / Gallery / Design Krakow Witkin Gallery MAGGI BROWN: 1988-2021 September 10 – October 15, 2022 Reception with the artist, Saturday, September 10, 3-5 pm (masks appreciated) Maggi Brown, Dafu Diptych, 1991, monotype on two sheets of paper, framed: 43 x 52 inches (109 x 132 cm) “Alive as a hive of bees yet sometimes serene, Maggi Brown’s paintings are like communities of marks. Like people, the marks work for and against one another. They accumulate baggage. They accrue into something larger than themselves.” Cate McQuaid installation view: Maggi Brown, Dafu Diptych, 1991, monotype on two sheets of paper, framed: 43 x 52 inches (109 x 132 cm) Maggi Brown, Pale Painting with Black Borders, 2002, oil on canvas, 60 x 54 inches (153 x 138 cm) Maggi Brown, and Lo…, 1988, mixed media on paper, framed: 61 x 46 inches (156 x 118 cm) Krakow Witkin Gallery and Maggi Brown celebrate 35 years of working together with a survey of paintings from 1988 to 2021. The exhibition presents Brown’s loosely rendered geometric patterns, fields of curvelinear strokes, abstracted “writing” and other repeated marks. While these painted and carved gestures are quite significant, Brown has always felt confident covering over or even painstakingly scraping away layers of masterfully applied pigment. She selectively adds, obfuscates and/or removes both small and large areas. The various sections become equal, with the ‘history’ brought to the same level as the newest (top) layers. As important as this scraping is how Brown engages a sense of illumination. What can seem like glare (from ambient light) or a shadow (cast from within a room onto the painting) is often a subtle but confident change to the paint’s tints and/or tones, thus creating gritty devotions to ethereality. For Brown, the time to make the painting, the time ‘depicted’ within it and the time it takes a viewer to comprehend the physical and imagistic aspects of the work are all equally important. This exhibition presents the opportunity for the viewer to see this not only within individual works but on a macro (35+ years) scale. detail of Maggi Brown, Departure, 2012, oil on canvas, 26 x 28 inches (66 x 72 cm) “In a broad sense, I am interested in the connection between things which are opposed, what they have in common, and what kind of visual statement they make when combined. For me, all art that is meaningful deals in multifarious ways with the reconciliation of opposites.” Maggi Brown installation view: Maggi Brown, and Lo…, 1988, mixed media on paper, framed: 61 x 46 inches (156 x 118 cm) Maggi Brown, Lead Painting with Strings, 1993, oil on canvas with strings, 28 x 32 inches (71 x 82 cm) Maggi Brown, Blue Center, 2005, oil on canvas, 46 x 48 inches (117 x 122 cm) For images of the exhibition and further information on the works included in the show, click here For other works by Maggi Brown, click here Have questions? Email here KRAKOW WITKIN GALLERY 10 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 +1 617 262 4490 • www.krakowwitkingallery.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday – Saturday, 10 – 5:30Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.Copyright © 2022 Krakow Witkin Gallery. All rights reserved.