Go See – London: Glenn Brown at Gagosian Gallery through November 26, 2009

October 26th, 2009

Glenn Brown, “Christina of Denmark” (2008). Via Gagosian Gallery.

On view now until November 26, 2009, the Gagosian Gallery in London features several paintings and sculptures by Glenn Brown. This exhibition focuses on the evolution of the images that Brown borrows from other works as well as the titles he uses for his paintings, which deliberately reference pop culture. The museum describes Brown’s borrowing of images as “a slow and intuitive process over many months, by which the subject of and medium of each painting slowly morph and accumulate into ‘replicant’ versions of their former selves.”

Glenn Brown, “If you know how to get here, please come” (2009). Via Gagosian Gallery.

more images and related links after the jump…

Glenn Brown, “Debaser” (2008). Via Gagosian Gallery.

Glenn Brown, “War in Peace” (2009). Via Gagosian Gallery.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully colored and illustrated monograph co-published by Rizzoli. The book will contain a compilation of past paintings that have been on view at the Gagosian Gallery as well as several essays by Rochelle Steiner, Michael Bracewell, and David Freedberg.

Glenn Brown, “Come All Ye Rolling Minstrels” (2009). Via Gagosian Gallery.

Glenn Brown, “Star Dust” (2009). Via Gagosian Gallery.

Glenn Brown, an English artist and painter, was born in 1966 in Northumberland, England. He studied at the Norwich School of Art, the Bath College of Higher Education, and Goldsmith’s College in London. Brown is known for appropriating images from the works of other artists, both living and dead, into his own pieces. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2000, and a retrospective of his work was recently on view at Tate Liverpool in 2009 before traveling to the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin.

Glenn Brown, “Song to the Siren” (2009). Via Gagosian Gallery.

Glenn Brown, “Soul Disco Ambient Funk” (2009). Via Gagosian Gallery.

Related Links:
Gagosian Gallery [Exhibition Site]
Glenn Brown Information [Gagosian Gallery]