Exploring a world beyond tangible reality, Brown searches for meaning in the unknown. The artist writes: “Art is like magic, an illusion created by the force of humanity. Our choices in life can be amazing portals for adventure.”
Brown’s paintings create a secret recipe for an inner landscape of the human condition, narrative vignettes that are both alluring and mysterious. Nature and those elements existing in its microcosm become metaphors for a strange and at times super reality, a parallel universe that questions the natural scheme of life itself. Using a visual vocabulary derived from a world that often goes unnoticed, Brown begins to reinvent reality.
Brown has been honored with numerous fellowships and residencies including New York Foundation for the Arts and Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, and Saltonstall Arts Colony, Ithaca, NY. Gabe Brown earned her MFA from the University of California, Davis, CA, a BFA from The Cooper Union, New York, NY, she also studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME and Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY. The artist lives and works in Kingston, NY.