GALERIE D'AVIGNON
ART CONTEMPORAIN / CONTEMPORARY FINE ART

ANN-MARIE BROWN
September 8 - Sept 22, 2017

  
This body of work, The Storm  I, is a response to the world unfolding on my laptop, and the world unfolding outside my door.   The 24 hour news cycle hits us with a new crisis every time we click on. Conversations on social media bring them very close to home. This is the storm that we are battered by, I've been taking these things into mind and going in to the studio processing the information storm.  Making figurative paintings that distill contemporary events into a body that is experiencing them. The cold crossing pictures born out of the migrant crisis are a montage. People seen in found photographs transposed to an imagined landscape spanning the border between Canada and the USA. The end results are unsettling and surreal as I imagine the experience would be.  Then the I.  When I step away from the computer and out my door, I'm met by forest and sea. Fruit trees in the garden. Events unfolding in real time. The paintings from the I collection are seamless. Light on things that can be touched and tasted. A plum, a lover, a remembered kiss on my neck.  The technology of our times means that we live, really live, in both of these spaces simultaneously. This body of work examines that, and with the closing piece recognizes that the two spaces are merging.  The last finished painting for this series is Sea Side/This Side. It was intended as a diptych, with one painting of a girl I know on the sandy beach by my house, her coat and skirt evoking a lifejacket and zodiac, facing east. A second painting of a girl I don't know in a life jacket and zodiac facing west. As I was painting the first work, the radio announced that Donald Trump had pulled out of the Paris climate change accord. I flooded the beach, and abandoned the idea of the second painting because it felt like only a matter of time before the first girl was the second.

Ann-Marie Brown
      

Ann-Marie Brown - The Bathers

The Bathers

24 x 16 Inches  
Huile et cire sur toile/ Oil and wax on canvas


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Ann-Marie Brown - Plums

Plums

12 x 12 Inches  
Huile et cire sur toile/ Oil and wax on canvas


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Ann-Marie Brown - Red Apples

Red Apples

12 x 12 Inches  
Huile et cire sur toile/ Oil and wax on canvas


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Ann-Marie Brown - Green Apples

Green Apples

12 x 12 Inches  
Huile et cire sur toile/ Oil and wax on canvas


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Ann-Marie Brown - The Kiss

The Kiss

24 x 18 Inches  
Huile et cire sur toile/ Oil and wax on canvas


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Ann-Marie Brown - Waking Up in Trump's America

Waking Up in Trump's America


Huile et cire sur toile/ Oil and wax on canvas


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Ann-Marie Brown - Cold Crossing Quebec Border

Cold Crossing Quebec Border

30 x 20 Inches  
Huile et cire sur toile/ Oil and wax on canvas


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Ann-Marie Brown - Moving Target / Cold Crossing

Moving Target / Cold Crossing

30 x 40 Inches  
Huile et cire sur toile/ Oil and wax on canvas


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Ann-Marie Brown - Desi in Her Mother's Dress

Desi in Her Mother's Dress

40 x 30 Inches  
Huile et cire sur toile/ Oil and wax on canvas


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Ann-Marie Brown - Sea Side/This Side

Sea Side/This Side

40 x 30 Inches  
Huile et cire sur toile/ Oil and wax on canvas


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Ann-Marie Brown - Cold Crossing-Conversations with Colville

Cold Crossing-Conversations with Colville

30 x 30 Inches  
Encaustique et huile sur toile/Encaustic and oil on canvas


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Ann-Marie Brown - Robin

Robin

12 x 12 Inches  
Encaustique et huile sur toile/Encaustic and oil on canvas


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Ann-Marie Brown - Artemis

Artemis

40 x 30 Inches  
Encaustique et huile sur toile/Encaustic and oil on canvas


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Ann-Marie Brown - Behind the Lemon Stars

Behind the Lemon Stars

20 x 20 Inches  
Encaustique et huile sur toile/Encaustic and oil on canvas


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Ann-Marie Brown - Nest

Nest

12 x 12 Inches  
Encaustique et huile sur toile/Encaustic and oil on canvas


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Ann-Marie Brown - Cherries

Cherries

30 x 30 Inches  
Encaustique et huile sur toile/Encaustic and oil on canvas


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Ann-Marie Brown - Bathers of 1969

Bathers of 1969

20 x 20 Inches  
Encaustique et huile sur toile/Encaustic and oil on canvas


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Ann-Marie Brown - Arbour

Arbour

30 x 30 Inches  
Encaustique et huile sur toile/Encaustic and oil on canvas


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Ann-Marie Brown - exhibiiton page

exhibiiton page





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