West of Lyons, Colorado, one encounters a wild and turbulent landscape of twisted, fractured rock and deep, water-cut canyons. There is a sense of being inside the earth. The geologic process evident here is in many ways the process of my recent paintings: overlay, fracturing, intrusion, erosion. In this work I was interested in developing some depth, a space for the eye to play and travel, engaging the viewer in speculative narratives of time and place. By following the paint, enigmatic figures and architectural forms evolve as do elements of water, wind and fire.
Peter Brown received his MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA at Ohio Wesleyan University. Brown's paintings and sculpture have been exhibited at the Queens Museum, Howard Scott Gallery, and SculptureCenter in New York as well as at the Aldrich Museum (CT), Heckscher Museum (NY), Cincinnati Art Museum, and the Detroit Institute of Art. His work can be found in permanent collections, including the Prudential, News Corp, and the Dannheiser Foundation, and in private collections nation wide. Brown's work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Artforum, and Arts Magazine. Fellowships include the New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts and the City University of New York.