Painter, NYC

Petey Brown

"Dancing With Paint" by William Eckhardt Kohler

William Eckhardt Kohler has written a wonderful catalog essay for my show at A.I.R. Gallery (April 3 - 27, 2014), below:

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As a creative act, painting shares characteristics with many other art forms; music, theater, poetry, dance, which can serve as rich analogies for what it is like to paint. Petey Brown has a long history of utilizing dance as an apt metaphor for the physical graces and challenges of making paintings. She has found in The Tango, the subject of her most recent body of work, a perfect vehicle to address the dynamics of forming images in paint. The Tango is a dance form thematically driven by the nature of aggression, submission and domination, but also centered in the heart and the passion of connection.
Read more on William's website...

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