The Green Gallery West
830 E Chambers St Milwaukee
September 30 - October 22, 2022
reception: 6-8pm Friday September 30, 2022
We're pleased to be hosting new paintings and drawings by Milwaukee-based Phoenix S. Brown opening Friday September 30th at Green Gallery West.
“You’re Not Afraid of The Dark” is a selection of recent works that explore sorrow, forgiveness, and self-preservation through painting and drawing. The narrative these works create when united challenges perceptions of “darkness” as a symbol of evil and reappropriates Black as a color of safety and fortitude. Abstract representations of nature reject the European constructs of botanical taxonomy, allowing grass and flowers to roam at their absolute power. Otherworldly flames are wielded by figures and sealed off in compositions to symbolize control of the mind and the desire to manipulate time and reality. Influenced by the genre of fantasy fiction writing and divination, these works reclaim Blackness as a righteous force to reckon with. -the artist