Arts Department Chair Jeff Brown Showcases Work in New Exhibit
Fountain Valley School of Colorado Arts Department Chair Jeff Brown will be a part of "ARITHMaTIC VISIONS: Physics Engineering Art," an exhibit opening Oct. 24 at the Downtown Studio Gallery in Colorado Springs, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. The opening reception is from 5-7:30 p.m. this Friday, with the show scheduled to run until Nov. 21.
The exhibit showcases works by six artists in varied and mixed two- and three-dimensional media. Gallery Director Laura BenAmots says the inspiration for this exhibit is the book "Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time & Light"
by Leonard Shlain.
"Revolutionary art and visionary physics are both
investigations into the nature of reality," Shlain says in the book. "While their
methods differ radically, artists and physicists share the desire to
investigate the ways the interlocking pieces of reality fit together."
Mr. Brown says his work, which he created over the summer, will balance the industrial/engineering aspect of the show with a more
lyrical series of new assemblages made from found objects and materials. The other artists include a sculptor who works with cast iron and welded steel, a painter who
does large atmospheric works that deal with concepts in physics,
another sculptor who uses mixed-media, iron and fabric, and a book
artist whose work is very conceptual.
The reception and gallery are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 502-4040.