Jen Brown "The Allegories"
September 6–October 27, 2019
First Friday opening reception with the artist:
September 6, 6:00-8:00 PM
Wolff Gallery is pleased to present The Allegories, a solo exhibition by narrative painter Jen Brown. In her dramatic yet detailed oil paintings, the artist confronts issues facing our society, including climate change, political divisions, and the role of the artist. Her combination of contemporary themes with a Baroque-inspired aesthetic invites discussion while highlighting Brown's exquisite artistry.
Jen Brown was born near Toronto, Canada in 1978. She holds a Master’s degree in Art History and a curatorial diploma from York University in Toronto. She has lived in Japan and Mexico, and currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where she is active in the art community hosting a monthly salon, curating independently, lecturing at the People’s Colloquium, and exhibiting her work. She also writes a daily blog on contemporary and historical narrative painting. Brown is a self-taught painter; however, her education in art history bears insight into the subject and style of her narrative paintings. She is a finalist in the 2018 and 2019 Art Renewal Center’s annual Salon Competition and recently exhibited with Poets&Artists at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM). Her work can be found in private collections in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
above image: Jen Brown, "The Allegory of Painting," 2019.