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Glenn Brown

We’ll Keep On Dancing Till We Pay the Rent

November 8–December 23, 2022
541 West 24th Street, New York

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Installation view Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

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Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

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Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Works Exhibited

Glenn Brown, We’ll Keep On Dancing Till We Pay the Rent, 2022 Oil on panel, 78 ¾ × 55 ½ inches (200 × 141 cm)© Glenn Brown. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Glenn Brown, We’ll Keep On Dancing Till We Pay the Rent, 2022

Oil on panel, 78 ¾ × 55 ½ inches (200 × 141 cm)
© Glenn Brown. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Glenn Brown, Dirty Creamer, 2022 Oil and india ink on cherry wood panel, 66 ⅞ × 47 ⅝ inches (169.7 × 120.9 cm)© Glenn Brown. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Glenn Brown, Dirty Creamer, 2022

Oil and india ink on cherry wood panel, 66 ⅞ × 47 ⅝ inches (169.7 × 120.9 cm)
© Glenn Brown. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Glenn Brown, Im Gestein, 2019–21 Oil and acrylic on panel, 76 × 48 inches (192.9 × 122 cm)© Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Glenn Brown, Im Gestein, 2019–21

Oil and acrylic on panel, 76 × 48 inches (192.9 × 122 cm)
© Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Glenn Brow, The Over-Soul, 2022 Oil on panel, 76 × 48 inches (193 × 122 cm)© Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Glenn Brow, The Over-Soul, 2022

Oil on panel, 76 × 48 inches (193 × 122 cm)
© Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Glenn Brown, Doggerland, 2022 Oil and acrylic on panel, 85 ⅛ × 56 ¾ inches (216 × 144 cm)© Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Glenn Brown, Doggerland, 2022

Oil and acrylic on panel, 85 ⅛ × 56 ¾ inches (216 × 144 cm)
© Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Glenn Brown, Led Zeppelin II, 2022 Oil and acrylic on panel, 84 ⅞ × 55 inches (215.5 × 139.5 cm)© Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Glenn Brown, Led Zeppelin II, 2022

Oil and acrylic on panel, 84 ⅞ × 55 inches (215.5 × 139.5 cm)
© Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Glenn Brown, Shipwreck, Custom of the Sea, 2022 Oil on panel, 59 ⅛ × 113 inches (150 × 287 cm)© Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Glenn Brown, Shipwreck, Custom of the Sea, 2022

Oil on panel, 59 ⅛ × 113 inches (150 × 287 cm)
© Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Glenn Brown, The Holy Bible, 2022 Acrylic on panel, 78 × 48 ⅝ inches (198 × 123.4 cm)© Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Glenn Brown, The Holy Bible, 2022

Acrylic on panel, 78 × 48 ⅝ inches (198 × 123.4 cm)
© Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Glenn Brown, Drawing 3 (after Boucher/Schmutzer), 2022 India ink and acrylic on polyester film, in frame, 29 ¾ × 23 ⅝ × 2 ¼ inches (75.6 × 60.0 × 5.5 cm)© Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Glenn Brown, Drawing 3 (after Boucher/Schmutzer), 2022

India ink and acrylic on polyester film, in frame, 29 ¾ × 23 ⅝ × 2 ¼ inches (75.6 × 60.0 × 5.5 cm)
© Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Glenn Brown, Soused, 2022 Oil and acrylic over fiberglass and stainless steel on bronze, 62 ⅝ × 22 ½ × 21 ⅝ inches (159 × 57 cm)© Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Glenn Brown, Soused, 2022

Oil and acrylic over fiberglass and stainless steel on bronze, 62 ⅝ × 22 ½ × 21 ⅝ inches (159 × 57 cm)
© Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Glenn Brown, Hey Nonny Nonny/The Busker’s Empty Cap, 2022 Oil and acrylic over fiberglass and stainless steel on bronze, 37 ⅜ × 29 ½ × 29 ½ inches (95 × 75 × 75 cm)© Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

Glenn Brown, Hey Nonny Nonny/The Busker’s Empty Cap, 2022

Oil and acrylic over fiberglass and stainless steel on bronze, 37 ⅜ × 29 ½ × 29 ½ inches (95 × 75 × 75 cm)
© Glenn Brown. Photo: Rob McKeever

About

Art, to me, has never felt like a description of reality. It is always about getting some internal understanding of reality out.
—Glenn Brown

Gagosian is pleased to present We’ll Keep On Dancing Till We Pay the Rent, an exhibition of new paintings, sculptures, and drawings by Glenn Brown.

Wielding a broad knowledge of art history, literature, music, and popular culture, Brown creates images and forms in which divergent references collide and playfully coexist. By harnessing the lingering allure and historical resonance of old master drawings, he transforms their past imagery into something rich and strange. The new paintings on view in New York include double portraits, twisted figures, and a large-scale still life with ripened quinces. The artist’s exacting mark making, which produces intricate loops and swirls of paint that appear to glide and float across the canvases’ surfaces, infuses these works with an ethereal vitality.

After his last New York exhibition in 2014, Brown spent time concentrating exclusively on drawing, describing it as “the skeleton that holds the composition of any painting together.” In this exhibition, the technique becomes his starting point; each painting is based on an appropriated drawing. The work still hinges on art history and maintains his characteristic surrealist-symbolist look, but now Brown’s marks are bigger and bolder and his colors more fantastical, making every rendering intensely graphic and charged with accelerated motion.

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