IN THE MAIN GALLERY
Linda Leslie Brown: More Holes
May 4-29, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, May 6, 2016, 5:30-8:00 pm
Gallery Event: Radical Materiality: Saturday, May 7, 2016, 4:00 pm
Pique with Citrine, stone, shell, ceramic, metal, glass, plastic, paper clay, citrine, 6 x 10 x 6.5 inches, 2016.
Mother Shell, Shell, glass, plastic, paper clay, metal, wood, plaster, 9.5 x 8 x 8 inches, 2016.
All Natural, Ceramic, plastic, metal, stone, paper clay, plaster, pigments, 9 x 10 x 10 inches, 2015.
Heather Davis, "Of the Dense and Pourous: More Holes by Linda Leslie Brown." Kingston Blog Thinking About Art Out Loud, May 27, 2016.
Olivia J. Kiers, "A Hole Other World: Linda Leslie Brown's 'More Holes.'"Art New England Online, May 11, 2016, Portfolio.
Alexander Castro, "See it Before It's Gone: Linda Leslie Brown at Kingston Gallery." Big Red and Shiny, May 25, 2016, Feature.
The title of Linda Leslie Brown's solo exhibition, More Holes, refers to the porous, eroded forms of the art; as the artist says, "these works are half created and half destroyed." Like unearthed, archaeological treasures, a key part of each sculpture's strength lies in its inscrutability. Brown's art possesses a wild elegance, where symmetry angles towards complexity at every turn, so that it is impossible to summarize the sculptures from a single point of view. The works comment on the current state of our environment, on the vital force of human connection, and on the potency of materiality in advancing emotional expression.
Gallery Event: Radical Materiality, Saturday, May 7, 2016, 4:00 pm
Join us for an inclusive conversation with Linda Leslie Brown, Randi Hopkins, and Shana Dumont Garr about how materials, forms, and methods inform subject matter in contemporary sculpture. Our starting point is a new series of sculptures by Linda Leslie Brown that will be on view.