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For Immediate Release
August 25, 2014

Deborah Brown: Recent Paintings at Flecker Gallery.

Suffolk County Community College

Flecker Gallery presents:


Deborah Brown: Recent Paintings

September 18 - October 17, 2014


Opening reception from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Artist’s lecture at 3:45 pm

Thursday, September 18, 2014. 


This exhibition, Deborah Brown: Recent Paintings, has been formed out of an evolutionary process with over a year of planning and development. 


Initially conceived as an exhibition of her urban-psychological landscapes inspired by the gritty textures of Bushwick, Brooklyn, it shifted over time.  Through studio visits and ongoing discussions, it has come to focus on her most recent and current works that offer a return to the figure in contemporary painting, by way of art history.  Among the inspired allusions to masterpieces of painting and sculpture, there is a fresh and frenetic energy. 


We follow the artist’s hand; the pace, breadth, and depth of her intuition and thoughtful considerations are all there in the character of the arc, color, and speed of each mark.  Good strokes, indeed.  Whether her subject is the detritus of contemporary humanity, or the treasured relics of its past, Brown’s work is distinctive and embodies a spirit of power and longing with a brush that is clearly her own. 


Deborah Brown earned a BA from Yale and her MFA from Indiana University.  Since 1982 she has lived and worked in New York where she is represented by Lesley Heller Workspace.  She has had one-person shows at galleries and museums across the country.  Her public art projects include mosaics commissioned by the MTA for the Houston Street subway station in Manhattan and the Royal Caribbean Cruise Terminal at the Port of Miami.  In addition to her studio practice and very active exhibition schedule, she manages to own and direct one of the most influential galleries in Brooklyn: Storefront Ten Eyck, near the East Williamsburg and Bushwick border.  Brown also serves on the board of NURTUREart, the artist advisory board of BRIC, and Community Board #4 in Bushwick, creating opportunities for the art community and the local communities that are our hosts and contexts. 


Flecker Gallery is delighted to present this exhibition.  Please visit our website or contact the gallery directly for directions, to schedule an appointment, or to request a catalog.