ERIC BROWN

The Particulars of Rapture

July 23 - August 21, 2022

Reception: July 23, 3-5 pm

ARTS CENTER at DUCK CREEK

…”When the pandemic hit in March of 2020, Brown stayed at his family’s house in Amagansett and continued to work on the series, and the paintings became a visual diary. “They provided me with a meditative practice during the worst months of the pandemic” he recalled. “Made up of delicate, repeated lines, the paintings suggest woven textiles, yet they are not facsimiles of a woven fabric—they do not rely on trompe l’oeil, shadows, or a constructed illusion of space. I don’t intend to make believable paintings of textiles. Instead, the marks of paint become the textile. The textiles are “woven” with oil paint. As paintings, they are straightforward, direct, and deliberately plain and unadorned. They rely on the imperfect calligraphy of my hand. The lines’ precariousness suggests a kind of fragility mitigated by interdependence.”…

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