Back Catalog: Solo exhibition by Laura Halsey Brown
OPENING September 1 5-7pm. Adobe Books Gallery 3130 24th St San Francisco.
Back Catalog is an art installation as memoir. Four new gallery works incorporate art (never shown professionally) and/or art influences that span 30 years. The pieces form an installation; speaking with one another and sharing intersections over a span of time. Back Catalog was specifically curated for the Adobe Bookstore Gallery in San Francisco. Using art to articulate a persons story. Exhibition runs September 1 to September 23, 2018.
(photo of site-specific work Locating a Movement Within, 1999 Clementine Gallery, NYC)
Back Catalog includes a new work based on earlier concepts:
Loving Witness, 2018 Can, light bulbs, electrical wiring, fans, Metroid plant
a recontexualization of an earlier work;
Segment of installation Not Nature (CalArts Thesis exhibition), 1990-2018 Four framed silkscreen prints
a new work that includes earlier works;
Between, 2001-2018 Glass, wax, pencil, xerox transfer, found paper from office on 93rd floor of WTC, 9.9.01
a (very)new work as a re-creation of an earlier work;
A Movement Within, 1999- 2018 Site-responsive work created on September 1, 2018. Pallet found a block from gallery in the Mission, images taken in the gallery and printed on engineering paper, nailed to wood pallet.
Each of the four works has a relationship to ideas surrounding moving image, the Arte Povera movement from Italy/70’s – and influences from the Bay Area such as Buddhism and ‘being present’.