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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Brice Brown: American Boy @ Francis Naumann

Check out the new works by Brice Brown: the master of neo-feudal, post-deco queer conceptual art... ok, this whole category has been created just for him!

American Boy, a multimedia installation by Brice Brown just opened at Francis M. Naumann gallery. Presenting new work that combines painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and Internet-based art, Brown demonstrates how codified or repressed information always lurks just beneath the surface of things. Through his investigation of how covert innuendo is used to redirect, even corrupt the perceived intent of an object, Brown exposes the act of communication as a highly subjective and infinitely malleable phenomenon. His pieces offer an immediate and visually snappy first impression, while layers of manipulated and coded images shift the viewer’s initial understanding of what is being observed.

“Faggot Queen”

“Faggot Queen” (above) is a large site-specific installation consisting of multi-colored screen-printed aluminum tiles. It is a continuation of Brown’s ongoing long-term project of creating modular works that can be dispersed and reassembled in any configuration on any scale, at any time, in any location. Alternately referencing such diverse sources as landscape, baroque minimalism, and Pop art, this piece contains, among other elements, coded images sourced from gay “bear” pornography, replacing traditional notions of the classical homoerotic figure with those of stout, hairy, kinky men.

“Faggot Queen” (detail)

November 11 to December 19, 2008
Opening reception Tuesday, November 11

Francis Naumann Fine Art
24 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

T +1 212 582 3201

limited edition multiple: “Princess II,” 10 karat gold (electrum)



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