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“Data, Dust: Becky Brown” at Kent Place Gallery

Summit, NJ (January 6, 2014) – The Kent Place Gallery will present an exhibition of art by Becky Brown from Monday, January 13 through Friday, February 7, 2014.  There will be a reception for the artist from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17.

Brown’s exhibition, titled “Data, Dust” will fill the gallery with a complex, vivid installation combining painting, collage, words and objects.

“Data, Dust” will include work from her “Complexes” series’, long, scroll-like drawings that arrange found images and abstract shapes together to form a kind of visual poetry. Structural ideas from literature, as well as shuffling of signs, marks and pictures underlie the elaborate and surprising works produced. The compositions are both playful and serious.

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The artist has said, “My work focuses on visual vs. text language (their distinct conventions and inevitable overlaps); and the relationship of this composite language to architecture, urban space and the tradition of abstract art.” 

Brown’s exhibition will create a whole environment that must be explored with the senses, but which will also engage the mind in relating texts and visual elements from multiple sources. The interwoven arrangement of abstract forms with bits and pieces of everyday life provides an experience that is accessible and rewards sustained contemplation.

Gallery Director Ken Weathersby said of Brown’s art, “Becky’s work is so generous in that it seems engaged on many levels. One gets the feeling of an abundance of information and emotional response, but filtered and shaped through an acute sensibility.”

The artist is a 2012 MFA graduate of the fine arts program at Hunter College.  She has recently exhibited in New York City; Delhi, India; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Vienna, Austria; Berlin, Germany and Lodz, Poland. Residencies include Yaddo, I-Park Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and The WhyNot Place in Delhi, India. Since 2007, she has written art criticism for the Brooklyn Rail and artcritical.com.

Kent Place Gallery is on the campus of Kent Place School, 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. For more information call (908) 273-0900, or visit www.kentplace.org.

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