Poised between the real and the imagined, Jackie Brown's recent work is installation based and consists of hyper-organic forms that imply growth, movement and expansion. She aims for the work to be electrically charged, conveying a feverish sense of immediacy and vitality. Linear elements reach out into space and undulate between forms, while gelatinous parts ooze and drip from bulbous masses. Through the use of gooey, porous surfaces she attempts to provide a sense that the work is alive. Jackie intends for the installation to suggest perpetual mutation as if ripening and rotting systems have been cross-wired and are melding into new growths.
Jackie received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and holds a BA in Art and Anthropology from Hamilton College. During study at VCU she was the recipient of a Thesis Award and two Graduate Assistantships. She also received a travel grant that enabled her to present a lecture on Contemporary Sculpture at Wuhan University of Technology, in the Hubei Province of China. Her work was recently exhibited at The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts and she is currently preparing for upcoming solo exhibitions at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA and the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington, DE. Updates and additional information are available at www.jackiebrown.biz