The following selection of images highlights Joan Brown’s extensive investigation of the Self. Through these works, which span the duration of her career, reoccurring imagery of the artist’s home, studio, and beloved city merge with her longtime interests in animals, art and religion of other cultures, her passion for travel, and her changing relationships. Over time, the lines between these interests began to blur, creating hybrid figures and scenes that cross between reality and the imagined, the mundane and the spiritual. Shifting concerns in paint handling, composition, and tonal contrasts are also evident throughout her oeuvre.
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