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Brice Brown

Homunculus, Catalogue Essay

October 11, 2012 - Alpesh Kantilal Patel

Writing on Brice Brown’s work for the accompanying catalogue, Alpesh Kantilal Patel states:

"Brice Brown’s works are queer. They are unstablesignifiers that exist in between here and there as well as now and then; and operate ona meta-level through the production of a palpable destabilizing affect. In the process, theseworks make felt the impossibility of the closure of identity, broadly construed."

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The New York Times: Compasses are Banished

March 10, 2006 - Grace Glueck

Brice Brown has blown apart the rigid scheme of the sestina, the elaborate and tricky verse form invented by the 12th-century French troubadour Arnaut Daniel, to juggle vestiges of symbols (a bird, a heart, a crown, a figure eight and such) so that they produce quirky visual rhythms. Hard-edge lines and shapes inflect softer, squigglier lines and free-form structures behind them, perceived at varying depths.

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The New York Times: Brice Brown and Don Joint - A Marriage in Paint

April 23, 2004 - Grace Gluck

Painters who share a life as well as a studio, Brice Brown and Don Joint nevertheless have distinctly disparate abstract styles. Mr. Joint's is one of exuberant, high-key color laid down in hard-edge, geometric shapes, suggesting maybe the work of Patrick Henry Bruce. Mr. Brown's relates more to Abstract Expressionism and, say, de Kooning, with looser brushwork and a softer palette.

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