Meet the Artist: Galen Brown on Sine Cere
Nevada Museum of Art
Join artist Galen Brown and Curator of Contemporary Art, JoAnne Northrup in the gallery for an informal conversation regarding Sine Cere. Take this special opportunity to meet and engage with the artist in this retrospective exhibition.
The Art Bite series is supported by Nevada Humanities.
“Sincere,” first recorded in English in the 1530s, is from the Latin word sincerus, meaning “clean, pure, sound, etc.,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Born 1959 in Reno, artist Galen Brown creates work in drawing, printmaking, mixed media sculpture, and photography that embodies the adjective and resonates with intelligence and formal beauty. This exhibition takes a retrospective view of the Carson City-based artist’s work from the 1990s to the present, highlighting process-based bodies of work—including his massive drawings on scrap museum board, like Sine Cere—which he assembles over the course of many years. Educated at the San Francisco Art Institute, Brown’s painstaking and often obsessive practice results in works that demonstrate his commitment to erasing the boundaries between art and everyday life.
Exhibition runs - June 22, 2019 - January 5, 2020