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Jackie Brown - Kinetic Matter

  • Grizzly Grizzly 319 North 11th Street _ Floor 2, 19107 (map)

Kinetic Matter: Jackie Brown
Friday, October 4, 2019. Runs through October 26, 2019.

This October, Grizzly Grizzly is pleased to present Kinetic Matter, a site-specific installation by Jackie Brown. Brown’s sculptural practice explores biological flux, living systems, and human manipulations of nature. Her current installations are fueled by advances in bioengineering, and experiments that involve combining or altering basic components of natural forms.

In Kinetic Matter, Brown will transform Grizzly Grizzly into a materially dense environment of imagined biological systems, asking viewers to pause and question origins and potentials. By repurposing and combining previous installations, her new work allows for conversations between multiple imagined systems and invites exploration into ways that physical matter can be continuously reconstructed and adapted.

Jackie Brown explores our relationship to living systems through biomorphic drawings, sculptures, and installations that have been featured in exhibitions across the United States, including works at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, the Ann Arbor Art Center, and The Delaware Contemporary. In 2018, Brown received a Maine Artist Fellowship and a Lighton International Artists Exchange Program Award to spend three months in the Netherlands as an Artist-in-Residence at the European Ceramic Work Center. She has also participated in residencies at Emmanuel College, the Archie Bray Foundation, The Pajama Factory, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. Brown received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and her BA from Hamilton College. She currently lives in Maine
where she is the Marvin H. Green Jr. Assistant Professor of Art at Bowdoin College

Grizzly Grizzly is a project space in Philadelphia, PA. Since 2009, Grizzly Grizzly has programmed monthly exhibitions, screenings and performances. The gallery is currently under the direction of artists Talia Greene, Amy Hicks, Angela McQuillan, Maggie Mills, Ephraim Russell and Phillip Scarpone.

Kinetic Matter: Jackie Brown
Dates: Friday, October 4–Saturday, October 26, 2019
Opening Reception: First Friday, October 4, 6–10PM
Grizzly Grizzly, 319 North 11th Street, 2 nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 2–6PM
Speak Speak:

Earlier Event: October 4
Asian Futurisms
Later Event: October 4
Henry Bermudez - Tatooed Nature