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From May 2017 through yesterday, February 22, 2018, Joy Brown's
(http://joybrownstudio.com) sculpture exhibition of 9 bronze works has been on display on the Broadway Malls of the Upper West Side up to Washington Heights.
This exhibition was organized with the cooperation of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and the Morrison Gallery of Kent, CT in conjunction with the Broadway Mall Association (http://www.broadwaymall.org).
These huge sculptures have been a delight to see during the last three seasons. To call them gigantic is an understatement, but that belies the warmth and tenderness found in them. To see them calmly lording over unruly Broadway pedestrian and automobile traffic, always brought a smile.
Evan Fairbanks took his camera to artfully document them, intrepidly, in rain, snow and occasional sunshine.
Here’s my post on the installation of the pieces last May: Joy Brown on Broadway.
Joy Brown Sculpture
My good friend Joy Brown is in China again working on large bronzes at a foundry. I’ve been posting her journal and images to her blog that some of you may find interesting.
My friend the artist Joy Brown is raffling this “dancing lady” wood-fired ceramic sculpture the proceeds of which are going to tsunami relief in Japan where she grew up.
Tickets are $20 and you can send checks to her or, if you’re overseas use paypal to send money. I’m late in posting this notice and I’m sorry about that, the raffle will end on midnight, April 20th. If you can’t make this deadline with mail, use paypal.
Find all the details here, including Joy’s email address for paypal users:
Good luck and thanks for taking part.
Click the image above to start a slide show of the various image in this set. The slide show application has various tools including a button at bottom right to zoom to full screen. Let go of your mouse or trackpad and the slideshow will run automatically to the end or until you stop it. Use your browser’s back button (left arrow) to return here.
Note: Those of you who have tried my other slide shows, I’m trying this one in a new window (on top of this one) to make it easier to bail and get back here by simply closing the new window. Let me know what you think either way, thanks.
This set of images documents the process of the artist Joy Brown making her newest collection: 108 Dancing Ladies.
These images were taken with a Canon EOS 5D camera and for the most part, a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens.
This image, which I took for the artist Joy Brown in June is on the cover of the September, 2009 issue of Chronogram, an arts and culture magazine distributed in the Hudson Valley of New York (as well as Kent, Connecticut).
Chronogram’s art director, David Perry has done an excellent job reprocessing the image and integrating it with text. I’m delighted.
Kent, Connecticut. A few of Joy Brown’s 108 Dancing Ladies drying before being fired.
One of Joy Brown’s reclining figures, unfired. This figure is over 4 feet long.
Kent, Connecticut. A few of Joy Brown’s 108 Dancing Ladies.
Kent, Connecticut. This was shot in 2006 at a gallery during the opening of one of Joy Brown’s one person shows. The mural is quite large and made up of approximately one foot wide tiles.
Warren, Connecticut. I printed a thousand (1000) post cards for my friend Joy Brown to announce the opening of one of her shows a few years ago.
Printed on Red River Polar Matte card stock on a Canon Pixma Pro 9000 printer.
I filled my office, our bedroom and other rooms with flat surfaces with these cards for drying overnight and it took three days to get them all printed and dried.
Kent, Connecticut. In photographing my friend Joy Brown’s studio, I caught a small reclining figure, two large pods, and without knowing it, three photographs in the upper right hand corner of this frame.
Those photographs were shot and printed by me of my own ceramic work for my MFA show at the University of Oregon in 1980. I got into photography just to do this documentary work. The porcelain piece in the photograph on the right is 1 inch tall. So you see, I was into macro photography even back then. Here is an old scan of the exhibition postcard.
It’s nice to know that Joy, a person I have deep respect for finds my old work inspirational in some way.