Judith Brassard Brown

  • Judith Brassard Brown

    Falling Down, mixed media on canvas, 60 x 36 inches, 2019.

    Falling Down
  • Judith Brassard Brown

    Firestorm, mixed media on canvas, 48 x 36 inches, 2019.

    Firestorm
  • Judith Brassard Brown

    Where There's Smoke, mixed media on canvas, 60 x 36 inches, 2019.

    Where There's Smoke
  • Judith Brassard Brown

    Running Red, mixed media on board, 24 x 24 inches, 2019.

    Running Red

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.

From the Catalog and upcoming exhibition, "On the Rise and the Fall"

Judith Brassard Brown's paintings and mixed media collages in On the Rise and the Fall remain universal moments but also suggest traces of her personal reality. Her vibrant landscapes, ranging from conventional pastoral scenes to abstract eruptions of color, act as representations of the every-where. For Brown, landscapes provide a natural context for understanding the artist, as they reflect a defining sense of identity based on where we reside, or "our sense of home." While her paintings are, on the surface, landscapes in various forms of abstraction, they are also distinct reflections of the inner psyche. They join subliminal sensation—thoughts and feelings and memories—with the obvious, the familiar, and the seen.

Lauren Szumita, Worcester Art Museum

Artist Bio

Brown teaches freshman and upper level courses in the Foundation and Painting Departments at Montserrat College of Art. She founded Montserrat's 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 Rome, Viterbo and Trieste, Italy. Artist books are increasingly paired with her studio work. In discussing her most recent publications and exhibitions, Brown writes, " Like the disparate elements coordinated in paintings or as we sleep, poems and narratives offer departure points to question, revisit or reprocess experience.

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.

Work available on Artsy

Exhibitions

On the Rise and Fall v.2, December 9, 2020-January 17, 2021
Dreams Within, group show on Artsy, August 31-September 30, 2020
Divergency, group show on Artsy, July 31-August 31. 2020
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

"On the Rise and Fall v.2" Press Release, October 6, 2002.
"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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