Joan Brown at Frieze Masters, Oct. 5-8

Please join Anglim Gilbert Gallery at Frieze Masters this year as they spotlight Joan Brown.

October 5 – 8,
Booth #G24
Regent’s Park, London

Anglim Gilbert Gallery will present four of Joan Brown’s large-scale figurative paintings dating from the seventies and two works on paper, all distinguished examples of the technique and subject matter that Brown developed. Brown’s large figure compositions created in a stylized, flattened perspective became her forum for life’s encounters and her own self-awareness. Born in the midst of the growing feminist art movement, Brown’s works portray pensive, strong figures (many self-portraits) that can be seen as emblems for self-enlightenment and the challenges of every woman.

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Joan Brown at Inglett Gallery, NY, April 27 – June 3, 2017

RAT BASTARD PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION
Curated by Anastasia Aukeman

April 27 – June 3, 2017

Book signing: Saturday, April 29, 4-6PM

SUSAN INGLETT GALLERY, 522 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011

Susan Inglett Gallery is pleased to present Rat Bastard Protective Association, a group exhibition organized by Dr. Anastasia Aukeman, author of Welcome to Painterland: Bruce Conner and the Rat Bastard Protective Association (University of California Press, 2016). Through gallery ephemera and more than 40 works by 10 artists, the exhibition documents the activities and artistic production of the Rat Bastard Protective Association (RBPA), an inflammatory, close-knit community of artists and poets who lived and worked together in a building they dubbed “Painterland” in the Fillmore neighborhood of mid-century San Francisco. The idiosyncratic group included Wallace Berman, Bob Branaman, Joan Brown, Bruce Conner, Jean Conner, Jay DeFeo, George Herms, Wally Hedrick, Manuel Neri, and Michael McClure, among other, less constant members.

Eager to consolidate his inclusion in the artistic community in and around 2322 Fillmore Street, or “Painterland,” when he arrived in San Francisco in September 1957, Bruce Conner placed himself firmly at the center of the cohort by forming the Rat Bastard Protective Association and naming himself its president. Conner derived the name by combining the name of a San Francisco trash collection company, the Scavengers Protective Association, with a slur picked up at the gym. The art practices of these Northern California artists in the late 1950s and early 1960s animated broader social and artistic discussions throughout the United States and carved out an important place for West Coast activities for decades to come.

The Rat Bastard Protective Association exhibition at Susan Inglett Gallery will be the second since 1958, when the group led a parade to the opening of their exhibition at the Spatsa Gallery on Filbert Street in San Francisco. (The first, also curated by Aukeman, was mounted at the Landing in Los Angeles in Fall 2016.) We are grateful for the cooperation of the estates and institutions lending works to the exhibition, including The Conner Family Trust, The Jay DeFeo Foundation, the Estate of Wally Hedrick, and the Stockwell Collection.

ARTISTS

George Herms

Bruce Conner

Wallace Berman

Robert Branaman

Joan Brown

Jean Conner

Jay DeFeo

Wally Hedrick

Michael McClure

Manuel Neri

Dr. Anastasia Aukeman is an art historian, curator, and professor at Parsons School of Design in New York City.

Joan Brown on view in Paris, FINAL DAY


OVER THE GOLDEN GATE, 1960-1990, TAJAN ARTSTUDIO, PARIS
Tajan ArtStudio présents Over the Golden gate 1960-1990, October 20th-28th, 2016

“The Tajan Artstudio Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition presenting the creation from San Francisco and the Bay Area. The exhibition called “Over the Golden gate, 1960-1990″, which features 8 famous painters from this movement, will be on view from October 20th through October 28th. Tajan ArtStudio presents artists from different cultures, often giving them international exposure, even before they are fully appreciated in their own countries. In October, we have decided to host an important exhibition entitled “Over the Golden Gate, 1960-1990” which will honor major artists active during this period in San Francisco and the Bay area. This exhibition will follow the current successful exhibition at Centre Pompidou “The Beat Generation” and will attempt to add a strong visual element to a more conceptual approach. It will emphasize and strengthen in France and Europe the visibility and public awareness of this important American artistic movement. 

We will be presenting in our beautiful Art Nouveau space in the heart of Paris, artists such as Robert Arneson , Joan Brown, Bruce Conner, Roy Deforest, Peter Saul , Wayne Thiebaud and William T. Wiley.”