Hyperallergic Reviews Roger Brown: Virtual Still Lifes

“Roger Brown: Virtual Still Lives” at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York (May 2–September 15, 2019), installation view; photo: Jenna Bascom (image courtesy the Museum of Arts and Design)
“Roger Brown: Virtual Still Lifes” at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York (May 2–September 15, 2019), installation view; photo: Jenna Bascom (image courtesy the Museum of Arts and Design)

An exhibit of work by Roger Brown (BFA 1968, MFA 1970) at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, Roger Brown: Virtual Still Lifes was reviewed in Hyperallergic. According to the museum's website, the exhibit  “brings together, for the first time, a vast grouping of the artist’s 'Virtual Still Life' paintings (1995–97) made near the end of his career.” 

"These works, which are not as well known as his signature portraits, or his cityscapes and landscapes with their ominous skies, reveal an artist who worked with unlikely materials, including commercial carpeting, and on a variety objects, including chairs and irons," says the publication. The exhibit runs through September 15 and was curated by Shannon Stratton (MFA 2003, MA 2008) with support from Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy and Roger Brown Study Collection Curator Lisa Stone (MS 1998, Art History, Theory, and Criticism).