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Alex Brown’s work is playfully difficult to pin down . From a distance it appears representational yet as one approaches the ima ge\, it falls apart into abstraction. As one steps away\, like an animation \, the abstraction reconfigures back into representation. The edges of the repeated modular shapes that compose the abstraction are hard edge with cen ters like some candies\, gushy or gelatinous. The representational aspect o f the work references the photography of the found printed source material\ , and the abstraction references mathematics or the computer\, though neith er technology is utilized. Sometimes science pops into that discussion as t he repeated modular form begs to be understood as molecular structure. Ther e are of course other ways to enter this work\, color and history probably being the most obvious\, or in this body of work in particular\, light. My main concern however\, is that we go for the multiple reads and enjoy the 2 00% that the artist builds into them.

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Alex Brown was born in Des Moines in 1966\, lives there now\, and took a BFA from Parsons School of Design in 1991. He began exhibiting with Feature Inc. in 1988 an d this is his 6th solo exhibition with the gallery.

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