Artists in Conversation: “NO MAN’S LAND”

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brown-ir_untitled-modernsevenkomashi-200pxWhen: Tuesday, Oct 18, 6:30-8:30PM
Where: 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Cost: $25
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Join artist Iona Rozeal Brown in conversation over light refreshments. Rozeal discusses her background, artistic process and philosophy, and works featured in NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection during this informal and intimate in-gallery experience. Participants have ample time to explore the galleries, look closely at Rozeal’s work, enjoy food and drink, and engage in conversations with Rozeal and fellow attendees.

Focusing on images of the female body and the physical process of making, large-scale paintings and sculptural hybrids by 37 contemporary artists from 15 countries appear in NO MAN’S LAND, organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami.

Iona Rozeal Brown is a contemporary American painter best known for her use of traditional ukiyo-e print techniques to meld Japanese folklore, geisha, kabuki, and samurai imagery with hip-hop references and African-American culture. Born in 1966 in Washington, D.C., Brown went on to study first at San Francisco Art Institute and then at Yale University, where she received her MFA in painting. She discovered her interest in her preferred subject matter as an undergraduate, saying “there was something about the way [a geisha] stood. I said to myself, ‘Who is this with so much pride…as a hooker?’” Brown then honed in on the subject, and has continuously explored geisha figures in several of her paintings. She has participated at exhibitions at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, The Studio Museum of Harlem in New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, among others. Today, the artist’s works are in the collections of the Milwaukee Art Museum, the New Museum in New York, the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, among others. Brown lives and works in New York, NY.

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