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Carter & Citizen

Exhibition Detail
Heather Brown: Ruins
2648 La Cienega Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

June 30th, 2012 - August 11th, 2012
June 30th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Design for Living no. 4, Heather BrownHeather Brown, Design for Living no. 4,
2012, oil on canvas, 12 × 12 inches
© Courtesy the artist and Carter & Citizen, Los Angeles
Heather Brown studio detail, Heather BrownHeather Brown, Heather Brown studio detail
© Heather Brown and Carter & Citizen
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In her first solo exhibition at Carter & Citizen, Heather Brown reveals her preoccupation with the expansion and contraction of meanings that exists alongside the many layers of context assigned to an object throughout its life. In Ruins, a haunted presence informs the content while existing on the physical surface of the paintings. Brown’s sources range from Art Deco to Mayan relief and decoration, as evident in her rough and craggy geometric abstraction.

Brown considers painting a battle over space, which she demonstrates by absorbing, processing and depositing multiple layers of meaning and paint in the work. Some layers become indecipherable from one another, while others are clearly distinguished.  These paintings wear a humble and worked over skin, yet remain confident and sturdy. In Ruins, Brown concedes that all bright new things become obsolete. 

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