Cecily Brown Exhibition

Gagosian Gallery 24th Street

poster for Cecily Brown Exhibition

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Brown's vigorous and tactile oil paintings evoke the breadth of human
experience, particularly the emotions associated with touch, pleasure,
and passion. Widely inspired by the history of painting, from the
figurative orders of Nicolas Poussin, Edouard Manet, and William
Hogarth to the heady abstract expressionism of Willem de Kooning,
Brown brings to the conventions of the genre a bold and, at times,
ribald femininity. Throughout her oeuvre, Brown has repeated certain
motifs yet ascribes them different significations over time. For
example the tent form -- a primary image in her work that she
associates with childhood books and nomads as well as paintings by
Picasso, Goya and Bosch—is, in the new work, layered with fresh
imagery that obfuscates the original form in varying degrees.

This exhibition will be accompanied by a comprehensive monograph,
co-published by Rizzoli, which includes an essay by art historian Dore
Ashton and an interview by artist Lari Pittman.



from September 20, 2008 to October 25, 2008

Opening Reception on 2008-09-20 from 18:00 to 20:00


Cecily Brown

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