November 3 - 27, 2010
SYDNEY DRUM, "DIGITAL/PAINTING" Oil and Digital Media on Linen, Gallery I
JOSEPH BROWN, "BODIES IN MOTION" Latex, Paint, Mixed Media. Gallery II
RECEPTION: November 4, 6:00-8:00 PM
SYDNEY DRUM: DIGITAL/PAINTING
From November 3 through November 27, 2010, the Phoenix Gallery, 210
Eleventh Avenue at 25th Street, presents the exhibition SYDNEY DRUM DIGITAL/
PAINTING. This exhibition features six large paintings, using oil and digital media
on linen, and two smaller paintings on paper. The large multi-panel works explore the
intersections of painting, digital media, and photography. Some panels are hand-painted
(a labor-intensive, low-tech method); other panels use digital technology to explore how
it has changed the way we view the world around us (an emphatically high-tech process.)
Most of the multi-panel paintings incorporate a digitally-created image, printed on canvas
and then stretched, as part of the completed art works. The smaller paintings on paper are
totally abstract, using narrow white lines to grid areas of vivid color.
The well-known critic, Gerrit Henry, in an Art in America review of her work,
wrote that Drum mixed up all kinds of esthetic impulses, and came out on top through
sheer determination of her artistic will. He penned that Drum handled color with
Drum has extensively exhibited in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, as well as in
Asia. Her work is represented in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Philadelphia
Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.
JOSEPH BROWN: "BODIES IN MOTION"
DANCE SERIES I, Latex,Paint, Mixed Media, H 63", W 60", D 28"
"Bodies in Motion", Joseph Brown's newest sculptures are selected from a
series of human forms he creates and then paints. Many of them are
caught in motion, dance-like, and seem to defy gravity. Their physical
attitudes run the gamut from the pedestrian to the tortured. Joseph
Brown lives and works in St. Paul, MN. He was in the MFA program at the
University of Minnesota under Warren MacKenzie and apprenticed at
Avoncroft Pottery in England under the celebrated potter, Geoffrey
Whiting. Mr. Brown is a Co-founder of the Brown-MacKenzie Scholarship
Fund at the University of Minnesota Art Department, and Founder of the
Reuben and Eva Brown Ceramics Fund, Weisman Museum, University of