Judith Brassard Brown

  • Judith Brassard Brown

    Downhill Road, mixed media on canvas, 49 x 23 inches, 2017.

    Downhill Road
  • Judith Brassard Brown

    On the Rise, mixed media on canvas, 40 x 30 inches, 2017.

    On the Rise
  • Judith Brassard Brown

    Sidebar, mixed media on canvas, 30 x 24 inches, 2017.

    Sidebar
  • Judith Brassard Brown

    Askance, mixed media on board, 12 x 9 inches, 2018.

    Askance

Artist Statement

My paintings are meditative journeys across boundaries of time and place, contrasting what we see with what we sense below the surface. Created through layers of drawing, painting, wax and collage, images are built, deconstructed and rebuilt until each arrives at its' particular destination. Wandering in genre from more traditional landscape, still life or portraiture to abstracted sensations of movement or emotion, each work slows us down to connect with our common ground.

Artist Bio

Brown teaches freshman and upper level courses in the Foundation and Painting Departments at Montserrat College of Art. She founded Montserrat's Summer Intensive Studio Program in Viterbo, Italy. She's returned to teach most years in July and occasionally directs the program. Currently represented by the Kingston Gallery in Boston (since 2005), other home bases included The Arden Gallery (1993-2005) in Boston, The Hopkins Gallery in Wellfleet (1990-98) and the Gimbel Gallery of Contemporary Art in NYC (1981-84). Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at the Danforth Museum (Framingham, MA) the Art Complex Museum (Duxbury, MA), Soho20 (NYC), Cerulean Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), HallSpace in Boston, MA, and venues in Viterbo and Trieste, Italy.

Artist books are increasingly paired with her studio work. In discussing her most recent publication and exhibition, Brown writes, "Dreams Within speaks to the narratives we construct in response to traumatic events from childhood or beyond. Like the disparate elements coordinated in paintings or as we sleep, Dreams Within offers departure points to question, revisit or reprocess experience. Fragments of images combine with fragmented memories of personal history."

Her work has been reviewed and featured in articles in The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Art New England, ArtScope, Cape Cod Voice, Delicious Line, Boston Traveler, Il Messagero Viterbo and Trieste's Il Piccolo. Brassard Brown's work is included in corporate and private collections in the United States and abroad.

Exhibitions

Dreams Within, October 31-December 2, 2018
Among Friends: new paintings by Judith Brassard Brown with pastels by Wendy Goldberg and poetry by Martha Rhodes, November 1-26, 2017
Smallish, June 29-July 31, 2016
All the Members: Relay, January 4-29, 2017
I Know Just What You're Saying, January 6-31, 2016
From the Ground Up, April 29-May 31, 2015
Dark Days and other new paintings, October 2-27, 2013
All The Members: Gifted, September 4- 29, 2013
XXX: Kingston Gallery Annual Members' Exhibition Thirty Years as an Artist Run Gallery, September 5-30, 2012
Blessed: Unrest, New Paintings by Judith Brassard Brown, May 30-June 30, 2012
Kingston Gallery Annual Members' Exhibition, August 31-October 2, 2011

Press + Media

"Mira Cantor: Promiseland and Judith Brassard Brown: Dreams Within," Kingston Blog, November 5, 2018.
"Promiseland and political upheaval." September 20, 2018.
Hagan, Debbie. "Among Friends: Judith Brassard Brown, Wendy Goldberg, and Martha Rhodes." Delicious Line, November 21, 2017.
"When artists are Among Friends." Kingston Blog, November 18, 2017.
"Meet Judith Brassard Brown of Visual Artist at Kingston Gallery in SOWA." BostonVoyager, November 13, 2017.
Among Friends new paintings by Judith Brassard Brown with pastels by Wendy Goldberg and poetry by Martha Rhodes
"Paintings and Poems by Judith Brassard Brown." Kingston Blog, Thinking About Art Out Loud, July 1, 2016

"Judith Brassard Brown's Exhibition, "From the Ground Up," Opens Tonight!" Kingston Blog, Thinking About Art Out Loud, May 1, 2015
Judith Brassard Brown's Paintings are Meditative Explorations, From the Ground Up

Contact

judybrown@montserrat.edu
www.judithbrassardbrown.com



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