Jackie Brown

Kinetic Matter, October 2019

Opening Reception: Friday October 4, 6-10pm
Runs: Saturday, October 5–Saturday October 26
Press Contact: 2xgrizzly@gmail.com


This October, Grizzly Grizzly is pleased to present Kinetic Matter, a site-specific installation by Jackie Brown. Brown’s sculptural practice explores biological flux, living systems, and human manipulations of nature. Her current installations are fueled by advances in bioengineering, and experiments that involve combining or altering basic components of natural forms.

In Kinetic Matter, Brown will transform Grizzly Grizzly into a materially dense environment of imagined biological systems, asking viewers to pause and question origins and potentials. By repurposing and combining previous installations, her new work allows for conversations between multiple imagined systems and invites exploration into ways that physical matter can be continuously reconstructed and adapted.


Artist Bio

Jackie Brown explores our relationship to living systems through biomorphic drawings, sculptures, and installations that have been featured in exhibitions across the United States, including works at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, the Ann Arbor Art Center, and The Delaware Contemporary. In 2018, Brown received a Maine Artist Fellowship and a Lighton International Artists Exchange Program Award to spend three months in the Netherlands as an Artist-in-Residence at the European Ceramic Work Center. She has also participated in residencies at Emmanuel College, the Archie Bray Foundation, The Pajama Factory, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. Brown received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and her BA from Hamilton College. She currently lives in Maine where she is the Marvin H. Green Jr. Assistant Professor of Art at Bowdoin College.