_Janaye Brown and Erik Shane Swanson
Janaye Brown and Erik Shane Swanson
Opening Friday, April 14, 2017, 7-9pm
On view April 14-23, 2017. Hours: Sat & Sun 2-4pm, and by appointment
body building consists of the human form in fragments, revealed in frozen glimpses or through a sustained gaze. Familiar gestures and actions are disrupted by inconsistencies in scale and synchronization. A tapping foot in Janaye Brown’s video On Hold, doubles as an irregular beat at the center of the exhibition. Erik Shane Swanson’s scagliola reliefs depict cropped views of the hand, head, and heart. Each artist pulls peripheral moments from daily life into focus, allowing them room to unfold in their implications. In the space between Brown and Swanson’s works lay ellipses for the viewer to inhabit.
Janaye Brown's video work explores perception of time and fragmented narratives. Brown has exhibited at venues and film festivals including New York City’s Studio Museum Harlem, the Dallas Video Fest and The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. She has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Bruce High Quality Foundation University. Brown received her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013 and her BA in Cinematic Arts and Technology from California State University Monterey Bay in 2010. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Erik Shane Swanson uses anachronistic processes to recreate objects and images from eras of his daily life. Erik has exhibited at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York, David Shelton Gallery in Houston, and TSA in Philadelphia. He earned his BFA from the Otis College of Art and Design and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Erik has participated in residencies including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Artists in the Marketplace program. He lives and works in Brooklyn.