John Gary Brown: Time and Place


RECEPTION October 25, 5 to 9 pm | INSIGHT Art Talk November 7, 7pm

Brown’s paintings, though essentially non-objective, are usually organized around a horizon line, or some other element that places the image in a particular place. There is usually a light source, or the implication of one. John Gary Brown grew up in Kansas, and the stark, infinite horizon of the prairie was the first landscape he felt a spiritual attachment to, but while living in Seattle he began to appreciate the elusive Northwestern vistas, with their ambiguous merging of land, water and atmosphere. Traveling in Europe, he learned to love a more ordered countryside, and in the Middle East encountered the decayed, full circle magic of the desert which seemed to reflect the beginning and end of earth’s ongoing cycles. Lately John has explored the trackless fantasies of inner and outer space, but often returns to his other sources. In the past he has painted the figure and other subject matter, but the landscape, the most eternal and elemental of all artistic subjects, and according to John, will always be his first love.

Event details:

  • Ongoing until Saturday, November 16, 2013
  • Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Mondays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Fridays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., Lawrence


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