7 Sep — 14 Oct 2017 at the Geary Contemporary in New York, United States

Runaways. Courtesy of Geary Contemporary
Runaways. Courtesy of Geary Contemporary

Geary Contemporary is pleased to open this September with Runaways, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Bushwick based artist Deborah Brown.

This exhibition will display a series of work in which Brown utilizes the post-industrial landscape of her surroundings as the starting point for narrative, where a female protagonist, her dog, and various avian companions move through urban to pastoral settings.

Thick daubs of paint applied with a palette knife are punctuated by linear passages and off-register color patches, offering a fractured, brooding landscape that navigates an exotic and unfamiliar world. Seen as a whole, Runaways channels feelings of abjection, strength, freedom, and empowerment.

Deborah Brown lives in New York and works in Bushwick, where she began Storefront TenEyck, one of the first artist-run galleries in the neighborhood. She has an MFA from Indiana University and a BA from Yale University. Recent exhibitions include ICA Maine College of Art, Lesley Heller Workspace, NY; Mike Weiss Gallery, NY; Life on Mars, Brooklyn, NY; BravinLee programs, Brooklyn, NY; and Ober Gallery, Kent, CT.