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CAS Museum 2008 Winter Brown

Roger Brown: Southern Exposure

February 5 through March 22, 2008

Although identified with Chicago Imagism, Roger Brown (1941–1997) never forgot his Alabama roots, infusing dark, cartoon-like paintings with fire-and-brimstone religion, folkcraft, storytelling, no-nonsense politics, and big-city awe. A selection of nearly 40 of his paintings, together with childhood artifacts, works by artist-friends, and self-taught art, tell the story. This exhibition is curated by Sidney Lawrence and organized by the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
 

Images:

(Top left) Roger Brown
Sarajevo the Serbian Way, 1993
Oil on canvas. 72 x 48 in.
Roger Brown Permanent Collection,
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

(Top right) Roger Brown, Burned Hills 1997, 1997
Oil on canvas, 48 x 72 in. Roger Brown Permanent Collection,
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.