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Glenn Brown

May 3–June 9, 2007
West 24th Street, New York

Glenn Brown, Senile Youth, 2007 Oil on panel, 48 × 61 ⅜ inches, oval (122 × 156 cm)

Glenn Brown, Senile Youth, 2007

Oil on panel, 48 × 61 ⅜ inches, oval (122 × 156 cm)

Glenn Brown, Tart Wit, Wise Humor, 2007 Oil on panel, 56-11/16 × 42-11/16 inches (144 × 108.5 cm)

Glenn Brown, Tart Wit, Wise Humor, 2007

Oil on panel, 56-11/16 × 42-11/16 inches (144 × 108.5 cm)

Glenn Brown, Polichinelle, 2007 Oil on panel, 51 3/16 × 41-11/16 inches (130 × 106 cm)

Glenn Brown, Polichinelle, 2007

Oil on panel, 51 3/16 × 41-11/16 inches (130 × 106 cm)

Glenn Brown, The Sound of Music, 1995–2007 Table, oil paint, 29 ⅞ × 35 ⅜ × 31 ½ inches (76 × 90 × 80 cm)

Glenn Brown, The Sound of Music, 1995–2007

Table, oil paint, 29 ⅞ × 35 ⅜ × 31 ½ inches (76 × 90 × 80 cm)

Glenn Brown, Some Velvet Morning When I'm Straight I'm Going to Open Up Your Gates, 2007 Oil on panel, 87 ⅜ × 58 5/16 inches (222 × 148 cm)

Glenn Brown, Some Velvet Morning When I'm Straight I'm Going to Open Up Your Gates, 2007

Oil on panel, 87 ⅜ × 58 5/16 inches (222 × 148 cm)

Glenn Brown, Deep Throat, 2007 Oil on panel, 59-13/16 × 48 inches (152 × 122 cm)

Glenn Brown, Deep Throat, 2007

Oil on panel, 59-13/16 × 48 inches (152 × 122 cm)

Glenn Brown, The Alabama Song, 2007 Oil on panel, 57 ⅞ × 47 3/16 inches (147 × 120 cm)

Glenn Brown, The Alabama Song, 2007

Oil on panel, 57 ⅞ × 47 3/16 inches (147 × 120 cm)

Glenn Brown, Suffer Well, 2007 Oil on panel, 61-13/16 × 47 3/16 inches (157 × 120 cm)

Glenn Brown, Suffer Well, 2007

Oil on panel, 61-13/16 × 47 3/16 inches (157 × 120 cm)

Glenn Brown, Wild Horses, 2007 Oil on panel, 52 ⅜ × 40 3/16 inches (133 × 102 cm)

Glenn Brown, Wild Horses, 2007

Oil on panel, 52 ⅜ × 40 3/16 inches (133 × 102 cm)

Glenn Brown, God Speed to a Great Astronaut, 2007 Oil on panel, 63-13/16 × 48 inches (162 × 122 cm)

Glenn Brown, God Speed to a Great Astronaut, 2007

Oil on panel, 63-13/16 × 48 inches (162 × 122 cm)

Glenn Brown, Life is Empty and Meaningless, 2005 Oil on plaster, 32 ½ × 30 × 17 inches (82.6 × 76.2 × 43.2 cm)

Glenn Brown, Life is Empty and Meaningless, 2005

Oil on plaster, 32 ½ × 30 × 17 inches (82.6 × 76.2 × 43.2 cm)

About

The fluid technology of paint is the most accurate and detailed way of describing the creative process as a slow flux.
—Glenn Brown

Gagosian is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Glenn Brown.

In Brown’s work, images come and go without ever becoming completely fixed. Although borrowing images is endemic to everything he does, it is but a first step. Brown then subjects these borrowings to a slow and intuitive process over many months, by which the subject and medium of each painting slowly morph (via resizing, manipulating, reversing, cropping, stretching, and distorting) and accumulate into replicant versions of their former selves. Interestingly, he describes the end of this process as “ceasing” rather than “finishing,” as if to suggest that the image, like life, might remain in perpetual flux. His deft scrambling and conflating of subject and genre combined with the astonishing bravura of his brushwork continue to provide challenging comment on the condition and reach of painting at a time when human experience has become largely vicarious.

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