Judith Brassard Brown Exhibits Blessed Unrest/II

October 1, 2012

Etruscan Path #8

Prof. Judith Brassard Brown is exhibiting her landscape paintings this fall at The John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston.

Blessed Unrest/II
On View: Aug. 2 – Oct. 26
Reception: Thu, Oct. 4, 6 – 8 pm
The South Rotunda Gallery, 900 Boylston St in Boston, MA

Blessed Unrest/II presents Judith Brassard Brown’s landscape paintings and related works; she most often references the Italian landscape and the many centuries of history it contains while others draw from the still life or abstraction found in close scrutiny of the world’s they contain. Created through building and deconstructing many layers of drawing, painting, wax and collage, Brown arrives at each paintings particular viewpoint through a lengthy process of travel, research, and observation. Responding to Martha Graham’s description of art making as characterized by a ‘divine dissatisfaction and a blessed unrest’, Brown creates images that are at turns, beautiful while others are darker, messy and conflicted.

Above all these landscapes are human places and in Brown’s hands they communicate much more than the topographical details or time of day and weather,” writes Art Historian and Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Laura Tonelli in the brochure essay. “For the careful viewer, they reveal their stories slowly. Beneath the main subject we discover in collaged elements layers of history and bits of narrative—an old train ticket here, a love note there. These mark or individualize each landscape like a portrait.”

Hours: Mon – Fri, 8 am – 8 pm
To Visit: e-mail [email protected] 24 hours prior with names and date/time of visit.

View more of her work here: judithbrassardbrown.com