Anglim Gilbert Gallery will present four of Joan Brown’s large-scale figurative paintings dating from the seventies and two works on paper, all distinguished examples of the technique and subject matter that Brown developed. Brown’s large figure compositions created in a stylized, flattened perspective became her forum for life’s encounters and her own self-awareness. Born in the midst of the growing feminist art movement, Brown’s works portray pensive, strong figures (many self-portraits) that can be seen as emblems for self-enlightenment and the challenges of every woman.
Joan Brown - Adventures of a Woman #2, 1975
Oil and enamel on canvas, 78 1/2” x 79”
Joan Brown - San Francisco Bay, 1975
Oil and enamel on canvas, 80” x 98”
Joan Brown -
The Room, Part 1, 1975
Enamel on canvas, 85,5" x 73,5"
Joan Brown - Summer Solstice, 1982
Oil, enamel on canvas, 88” x 59”
Joan Brown - Woman in Reclining Chair, 1973
Collage, ink, acrylic, graphite on paper, 36 1/4” x 24”