Color and its myriad of combinations always amaze me. To paint the expression of a face and to change that expression, from happy to sad by one miniscule change in the shadow of an eye, makes one never want to do anything else.
Gagosian is pleased to present Glenn Brown’s first solo exhibition in New York, featuring recent paintings and sculptures.
On view will be seven new paintings, in which the artist continues his practice of appropriating figures and subjects from art-historical precedents and transforming them into something new. This body of work merges painted copies of old master paintings with references to film, literature, and music. Brown collapses the barriers that distinguish “high” art from “low” culture and fuses together images from different historical eras and cultural practices, resulting in visual hybrids that confront the viewer with an imaginary world. Through the reinterpreted brushwork, manipulation of color, addition of detail, and use of titles, Brown provides commentary on the issue of the original “artwork” and the profusion of its reproductions within artistic practice and everyday life. Also on view are two new sculptures made of paint and plaster. These three-dimensional works function as extensions of the paintings, employing color, form, and movement in a painterly manner.
Visions of the Self: Jenny Saville on Rembrandt
Jenny Saville reveals the process behind her new self-portrait, painted in response to Rembrandt’s masterpiece Self-Portrait with Two Circles.
Gagosian Quarterly Talks
Glenn Brown and Xavier Bray
Touching on everything from the politics of taste to the vibratory character of lines, Glenn Brown and Xavier Bray, the director of the Wallace Collection, discuss Brown’s exhibition, Come to Dust, in London.
With preparations underway for an exhibition in London, Glenn Brown sat down with author Hari Kunzru to discuss the process behind Brown’s artmaking, the idea of the copy, and surprising overlaps between creating visual and literary works.
Gagosian Quarterly Spring 2018
The Spring 2018 Gagosian Quarterly with a cover by Ed Ruscha is now available for order.
Glenn Brown Rembrandt: After Life
In this short film, Glenn Brown demonstrates his process in creating the works for an exhibition at the Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam.