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Michael Brown

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Current Exhibitions at MARC STRAUS


Sinead Breslin

  • Sinead Breslin,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 19, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Michael Brown

  • Michael Brown
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 19, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

I Coulda Been A Contender

  • Group show,
  • Opens: May. 30, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 28, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sandro Chia

  • Sandro Chia,
  • Opens: Feb. 15, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 31, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 15, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paul Pretzer

  • Paul Pretzer,
  • Opens: Feb. 15, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 31, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 15, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Liliane Tomasko

  • Liliane Tomasko,
  • Opens: Feb. 15, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 31, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 15, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Chris Jones

  • Chris Jones,
  • Opens: Jan. 09, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 09, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Jeanne Silverthorne

  • Jeanne Silverthorne,
  • Opens: Jan. 09, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 09, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rona Pondick

  • Rona Pondick,
  • Opens: Oct. 24, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 16, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Jong Oh at Marc Straus

  • Jong Oh,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 16, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

SUTURES

  • Louise Bourgeois,
  • Maria Nepomuceno,
  • Michele Ciacciofera,
  • Athi-Patra Ruga,
  • Beryl Korot,
  • Sonia Gomes,
  • Elaine Reichek,
  • Martha Tuttle,
  • Jayoung Yoon,
  • Maartje Korstanje,
  • Julia von Eichel,
  • Lisa Hoke,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 16, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

STEREO LOVE SEATS HOT WHEELS

  • Joel Otterson,
  • Huma Bhabha,
  • Red Grooms,
  • Rona Pondick,
  • Michael Brown
  • Sandra Tomboloni,
  • Woody De Othello,
  • Jeanne Silverthorne,
  • Folkert de Jong,
  • Paloma Weiss.,
  • Mark Manders,
  • Opens: Jun. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Han Jinsu

  • Han Jinsu,
  • Opens: Apr. 08, 2018
  • Closes: May. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Doug Argue

  • Doug Argue,
  • Opens: Apr. 08, 2018
  • Closes: May. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Xi Zhang

  • Xi Zhang,
  • Opens: Feb. 16, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 01, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 16, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Otis Jones

  • Otis Jones,
  • Opens: Feb. 16, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 01, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 16, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Anna Leonhardt

  • Anna Leonhardt,
  • Opens: Jan. 07, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 09, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 07, 2018
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Clive Smith

  • Clive Smith,
  • Opens: Jan. 07, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 09, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 07, 2018
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Thomas Bangsted

  • Thomas Bangsted,
  • Opens: Oct. 22, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 10, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 22, 2017
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Jeanne Silverthorne

  • Jeanne Silverthorne,
  • Opens: Oct. 22, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 10, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 22, 2017
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Sandro Chia

  • Sandro Chia,
  • Opens: Feb. 15, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 02, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 15, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Todd Murphy

  • Todd Murphy,
  • Opens: Oct. 23, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 11, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 23, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Chris Jones

  • Chris Jones,
  • Opens: Oct. 23, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 11, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 23, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Apotheosis of the Fish Market

  • Jong Oh,
  • Jinsu Han,
  • Opens: Oct. 14, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 04, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 14, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

THE WHITE HEAT

  • Damien Hirst,
  • Enrico Castellani,
  • Tim Rollins and K.O.S.,
  • Nicole Eisenman,
  • Robert Barry,
  • Doug Argue,
  • Mario Garcia Torres,
  • Antonio Santin,
  • Fernanda Gomes,
  • Jong Oh,
  • Jeanne Silverthorne,
  • Liliane Tomasko,
  • Otis Jones,
  • Liang Shaoji,
  • Chris Jones,
  • Han Jinsu,
  • Mark Hagen,
  • Andrew Kuo,
  • Katherine Mangiardi,
  • John L Moore,
  • Taizo Kuroda,
  • Nicolás Guagnini,
  • Todd Norsten,
  • Robert C. Morgan,
  • Joan Levinson,
  • Todd Murphy,
  • Opens: Jun. 03, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 13, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 03, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

MARIN MAJIĆ

  • MARIN MAJIĆ,
  • Opens: Apr. 10, 2016
  • Closes: May. 15, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Anna Leonhardt

  • Anna Leonhardt,
  • Opens: Apr. 10, 2016
  • Closes: May. 15, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ulf Puder

  • Ulf Puder,
  • Opens: Jan. 05, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 05, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Liliane Tomasko

  • Liliane Tomasko,
  • Opens: Jan. 05, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 05, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Incredible Likeness of Being

  • Zlatan Vehabovic,
  • Yigal Ozeri,
  • Sam Trioli,
  • Erika Harrsch,
  • Richard Wathen,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 16, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 11, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

If Only Bella Abzug Were Here

  • Nicole Eisenman,
  • Anj Smith,
  • Joan Levinson,
  • Tomona Matsukawa,
  • Eleanor Ray,
  • Ann Craven,
  • Rachel Selekman,
  • Holly Coulis,
  • Bettina Blohm,
  • Lily Kelly Napangardi,
  • Anna Leonhardt,
  • Genieve Figgis,
  • Emma Rivers,
  • Tarra Bandet,
  • Rachel Garrard,
  • Sarah Crowner,
  • Shara Hughes,
  • Nicole Cherubini,
  • Shirin Neshat,
  • Emily Wardill,
  • Kirsi Mikkola,
  • Liliane Tomasko,
  • Opens: May. 25, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 29, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Omar Rodriguez-Graham

  • Omar Rodriguez-Graham,
  • Opens: Apr. 09, 2017
  • Closes: May. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 09, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Promising Land

  • Entang Wiharso,
  • Opens: Apr. 09, 2017
  • Closes: May. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 09, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Margaret Loy Pula

  • Margaret Loy Pula,
  • Opens: Sep. 09, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 15, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 09, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Hermann Nitsch

  • Hermann Nitsch,
  • Opens: Sep. 09, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 15, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 09, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Sep 08 - Oct 19, 2019

  • Reception: Sep 08, 6 - 8pm

Where

MARC STRAUS

  • 299 Grand Street, New York NY 10002 Map
  • 212.510.7646

About

Marc and Livia Straus first came across Michael Brown (b. 1982, US) when he was an undergraduate art student. He was a precocious talent whose sculpture was in the lineage of Robert Gober’s “hand-made ready-mades.” Michael’s work arises from some of the most banal of objects: discarded lawn chairs, mops, buckets and cracked mirrors. Notably, for his In the Meantime… series, he fractures plate glass and then meticulously reproduces the crack pattern in hand-cut stainless steel. These are stunning objects where the edges of the shards give off a diamond-like refraction.

Michael’s career was meteoric with one-person shows in Paris and New York, work in key exhibitions at David Zwirner and Zwirner and Wirth, several museums and other galleries, and was included in many prestigious fairs such as Frieze London, FIAC Paris, and Art Basel Basel Edition. Then circumstances intervened and four years ago Michael withdrew from the studio, only to return to making artworks last year.

His new body of works includes paintings for the first time. They exhibit a sculptural quality, related in part to the cracked mirrors, yet provide a complete departure into previously untouched territory. These profoundly beautiful and tactile paintings are made by laying a ground of 24 karat gold leaf onto the canvas on which oil paint is then applied in patterns somewhat akin to spider webs and thread. The gold shining through gives it a radiance, and the paint, usually white or deep blue, reminds a viewer perhaps of early works by Agnes Martin. Thoughts about forged works by David Smith, the drawings of Giacometti’s figures and Gego were in Michael’s head as well. In the end these are conceptual renderings all his own; formidable work that is both resplendent and uncompromising.


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