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Sara Monserrat Teixido
Director of Marketing & Communications
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Jackie Brown
Brain Fruit II: An Excited State

Constance S. and Robert J. Hennessy Project Space
December 17, 2010 - April 17, 2011
Jackie Brown
Brain Fruit II: An Excited State (detail), 2010
Ceramic, concrete, epoxy, foam, metal,
paint, rubber, and wood

Dimensions variable
Photograph by Abigail Volkman

"I intend for the work to suggest perpetual mutation as if ripening and rotting systems have been cross-wired and are melding into new growths."
-Jackie Brown


Wilmington, Del. - 17 December 2010 - The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts announces the solo exhibition of Philadelphia artist Jackie Brown titled Brain Fruit II: An Excited State.  The exhibition will be on view in the Constance S. and Robert J. Hennessy Project Space from December 17, 2010 through April 17, 2011.  The artist will lead an informal gallery talk of her exhibition on Friday, February 4 at 6:30 pm during the show's opening at DCCA's Art on the Town.  The press is invited to attend. Please contact Sara Teixido, Director of Marketing and Communications for any further information.
About the Exhibition                              

Brown creates installations of seeping, creeping, and dripping organic forms that suggest accumulation and decomposition. These environments are made up of brightly colored ceramic sculptures of epoxy resin and paint, urethane foam and plaster, and rubber, wire, and steel rods. Brown notes, "I intend for the work to suggest perpetual mutation as if ripening and rotting systems have been cross-wired and are melding into new growths." Linear elements extend from the ceiling and floor connecting to viscous components that ooze and drip from bulbous masses, making the work appear a living conglomeration of pulsating biological organisms. Evoking oil spills and biological experiments gone awry, Brown's work relates to her interest in human consciousness, the elasticity of the mind, and its potential for perpetual ripening. She describes her forms as "hyper-organic." Implying growth, movement, and expansion, Brown strives to create "electrically charged" installations, which she believes convey "a feverish sense of immediacy and vitality." The artist holds onto the idea of the transformative power of art, seeking "a flight of imagination that is linked to the physicality of this world but also moves beyond it." Upon entering the gallery, viewers will sense that they are no longer in an ordinary place but have entered into a world of biological metamorphosis.

- J. Susan Isaacs, PhD,
Curator of Special Projects

To view more images and download the full Jackie Brown Exhibition Information Card from our website please visit: http://thedcca.org/exhibit/brain-fruit-ii-excited-state.

About the Artist                                              

Jackie Brown, (Philadelphia, PA) received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Brown currently is a Lecturer in Art at Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010 Brain Fruit, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2008 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009 6th Annual International Juried Exhibition, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ
Juried Summer Show, Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ
23rd International Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
2008 Almost Famous, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
Tangents, Slaughterhouse Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2007 Volume Seven, Cary Street Space, Richmond, VA

SELECTED AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2010 Artist-in-Residence, The Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA
2010 Open Studio Artist, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2009 Honorable Mention, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
2008 Graduate School Thesis Assistantship, Virginia Commonwealth
University, Richmond, VA

EDUCATION
2008 MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2004 BA, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
2003 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
                                                                                 
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About the DCCA
The DCCA, a non-collecting art museum founded in 1979, presents between 20 - 30 exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists that explore topical issues in contemporary art and society, as well as symposia, lectures and tours. The DCCA provides individual studios to more than 25 artists, who also exhibit regularly within its galleries and throughout the region. The DCCA presents a variety of educational and outreach programs, including programs that integrate contemporary arts into the public school curriculum, and artists' residencies that feature collaboration with underserved community groups. The center is housed in a renovated industrial building at 200 South Madison St. in the heart of the rejuvenated Wilmington Riverfront.

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DCCA exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, through individual contributions; membersʼ support; major grants from AstraZeneca, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts; and by Amtrak - Official Transportation Provider for the DCCA.

High resolution images available upon request.

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CONTACT

Sara Monserrat Teixido
Director of Marketing and Communications
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

302-656-6466 x7110
steixido@thedcca.org

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