Roger Brown

b. 1941 - d. 1997

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2016
Politics, Rhetoric, Pop: Andy Warhol & Roger Brown, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, US
2015
Virtual Still Life, Maccarone, New York, NY
Roger Brown: Political Paintings, DC Moore Gallery, New York City, US

2014
Roger Brown: His American Icons, Hughes Gallery, Sydney, Australia, March 22 – April 14

2013
Roger Brown, DC Moore Gallery, New York City, NY, January 8 – February 2

2012
Roger Brown: This Boy’s Own Story, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, August 24 – November 10
Dual exhibition, Roger Brown: Major Paintings, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL and Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, September 7 – October 27

2011
Roger Brown: Calif. U.S.A., Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, June 20 – October 3
roger brown: urban traumas and natural disasters, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO, September 17 – November 13[28]

2009
Roger Brown: Early Work, Major Paintings and Constructions, 1968-1980, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL, March 27 – May 16
Roger Brown, Art Works: Chicago A Progressive Corporate Exhibition of Chicago Artists, Metropolitan Capital Bank, Chicago, IL

2008
Roger Brown: The American Landscape, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY, May 1 – June 13

2007
Roger Brown: Southern Exposure, curated by Sidney Lawrence, The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, AL, October 6, 2007 – January 5, 2008. Traveled to: The Katzen Arts Center, College of Arts and Sciences, American University, Washington, DC, February 5 – March 22, 2008; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, LA, April 19 – July 31, 2008

2006
Roger Brown: The Last Paintings, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL, April 21 – June 17

2005
Roger Brown: From the Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC, February 1–April 15

2004
Roger Brown Paintings, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY, December 3, 2004 – January 15
Roger Brown: A Different Dimension, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, AL, April 10 – June 6. Traveled to: Chicago Cultural Center, IL, July 17 – September 26
Roger Brown: Selections from the Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, IN, October 15 – December 26

2003
Roger Brown, Chicago Imagist: Selected Works from the Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Mid-west Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN, April – June 1

2001
Roger Brown: Great Lakes Selections from the Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Recollections and Observations: The Prints of Roger Brown, Joel and Carole Bernstein Gallery, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, IL, July 14 – September 2

1999
Roger Brown Paintings from the SAIC Collection, The University Club of Chicago, IL

1997
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL, September 19

1996
Roger Brown: California Dreamin’, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL, February 2 – March 5 1995 Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York City, NY, April 1 – May 6 1994 Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL, April 8 – May 6

1992
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York City, NY, March 28 – April 28

1991
Roger Brown: New Paintings, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, January 25 – March 9
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL, April 12 – May 7
Who is Roger Brown?: A Tribute to Roger Brown Performance Series, Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library and Arts Center, The Opelika Arts Association, Opelika, AL, October 18 – November 8

1990
Roger Brown: Recent Work, David Heath Gallery, Atlanta, GA, March 7 – April 20
“Roger Brown”, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA, November 3–24[29]
Roger Brown, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1989
Roger Brown: Recent Painting, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York City, NY, September 16 – October 11
Roger Brown, Hege Library, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC

1988
Roger Brown, Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, January 16 – February 13
Roger Brown and Published Works, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL, February 10 – March 27
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL, April 1 – May 3
Roger Brown, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Roger Brown, Des Moines Art Center, IA, April 28

1987
Roger Brown: A Retrospective, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., August 12 – October 18. Traveled to: La Jolla
Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA, November 20, 1987 – January 10, 1988; Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, February 11 – March 27; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, April 28 – June 12, 1988
Roger Brown, Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C., September 10 – October 10
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY, September 10 – October 10
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery and George Braziller, Inc, New York, NY

1986
Roger Brown: Recent Paintings, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA, November 25, 1986 – January 3, 1987
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL 1985
Roger Brown, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX, June 18 – July 10
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York City, NY, September 14

1984
Roger Brown: A Selected Retrospective, Nexus Gallery, Atlanta, GA, May 3 – June 10. Traveled to: University of Florida, Tampa, FL, August 3 – September 15; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, September 29 – December 2
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York City, NY

1983
Roger Brown, Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, September 17 – October 16

1983
Roger Brown, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

1982
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York City, NY, September 14

1981
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York City, NY, April 14
Roger Brown: Recent Paintings, Mayor Gallery, London, England, November 24 – December 18
Roger Brown Retrospective,[30] Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, February 14 – April 12
Roger Brown, Muzeum Narodowym, Warsaw, Poland

1980
Roger Brown, Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, AL, October 5 – November 23. Traveled to: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX, December 12, 1980 – January 19, 1981; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, April 13 – May 12

1980
Currents 6: Roger Brown, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, March 25 – May 11.[31] Traveled as “Roger Brown. Matrix/Berkeley 35” to: University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA, May 28 – July 27.

1979
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL, March 2 – April 4
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York City, NY, September 18 – October 27

1977
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York City, NY, September 20 – October 15
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL, February 4 – March 9

1976
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL, March 10–24

1975
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York City, NY, October 3–25
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL, January 10 – February

1974
Roger Brown, Galerie Darthea Speyer, Paris, France, September 26 – October 31

1973
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL, January 5 – February

1971
Roger Brown, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL, March 17 – April 12

Group Exhibitions

2017
Milwaukee Collects, Milwaukee Art Museum, March 10 – May 21, 2017

Kings & Queens: Pinball, Imagists, and Chicago (Curator Dan Nadel)
Elmhurst Art Museum, February 21 – May 7, 2017
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, May 20, 2017 to August 11, 2017

2015
La Palette, Ed Paschke Art Center, Chicago, September 19 – December 23

Yale University School of Art, 32 Edgewood Gallery, New Haven, CT, January 13 – March 20, 2015

2012
Serious Fun, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI, December 6, 2012 – February 16, 2014

10th Anniversary Show, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL, November 2, 2012 – January
26, 2013

First 50, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, May 12 – August 19

Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL,
June 30 – September 23

Afterimage, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL, September 14 – November 15

American Prints III, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL, July 7 – August 18

Beasts of Revelation, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY June 21 – August 3

Image/Abstraction/Object, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL, April 27 – June 30

2011
U.S. Embassy, Art in Embassies program, office of Ambassador Matthew Bryza, Baku,
Azerbaijan, 2011-2013

The Art of Collecting, The Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI, November 25, 2011 – January 8, 2012

Made in Chicago: The Koffler Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., August 12, 2011 – January 2, 2012

Chicago Imagists at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI, September 11, 2011 – January 15, 2012

Painting on the Move: Chicago Imagists 1966-1973’, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, October 11 – November 26

Clap, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, March 27 – May 22

American Prints II, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL, June 24 – August 20

Great Impressions III, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, October 21 – December 3

2010
Figures in Chicago Imagism, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,
Urbana, IL, August 26, 2010 – January 29, 2011

Touch And Go: Ray Yoshida and his Spheres of Influence, SAIC Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL,
November 12, 2010 – February 12, 2011

Chicago Imagism(s), Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, November 16 – December 17

American Prints, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL, January 8 – March 20

Chicago Stories: Prints and H.C. Westermann, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 16 – August 15

Chicago! Chicago!, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL, November 5 – December 31

2009
Trees, DC Moore Gallery, New York City, NY, June 11 –
August 7

INTENSE, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL, September 11 – October 31

Isn’t It Great To Be An Artist? Insider/Outsider Art from the Robert A. Lewis Collection, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH, January 31 – April 26

Great Impressions II, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, May 15 – July 11

The Francis and June Spiezer Collection, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, July 17 – September 27

2008
Bearden to Ruscha: Contemporary Art from the North Carolina Museum of Art, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC, May 22, 2008 – May 24, 2009

ReSource, Cressman Center for Visual Arts Gallery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, January 18 – February 16

Evening Light, DC Moore Gallery, New York City, NY, September 4–27

Twenty Years (and Still Counting): Highlights from Two Decades of Exhibitions, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, January 18 – March 1

Chicago Imagism: 1965 – 1985, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL, May 16 – August 16

Everything’s Here, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, June 14 – October 26

Open Air, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY, June 25 – August 15

2007
Hairy Who (and some others), Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI, October 14, 2007 – January 8, 2008

Dreamland: American Explorations Into Surrealism, Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, January 17 – March 25

Masterworks of Chicago Imagism, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL, February 23 – April 7

This Place is Ours! Recent Acquisitions at the Pennsylvania Academy, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, July 7 – September 23

Exhibitions

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Roger Brown — Roger Brown: Lake Effects Panel Discussion
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This discussion brings together art dealer and curator Russell Bowman, artist and Roger Brown’s brother Greg Brown, art historian Chloé Pelletier, and Roger Brown Study Collection Curator Lisa Stone to address Brown’s relationship to place and landscape: art historical, temporal and allegorical.
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Roger Brown — Roger Brown: Pop Artist Panel Discussion
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This discussion brings together artist Kathryn Andrews, scholar Lisa Wainwright, writer John Yau and curator/writer Dan Nadel, aims to draw a connection between Brown and the broader world: politics, popular culture, religion, and his contemporaries in the Pop Art movement.

Roger Brown (1941–1997, b. Hamilton, Alabama) is renowned for using a pop aesthetic to investigate a range of socio-political issues. Having completed, in addition to his studies at SAIC, a commercial design program at the American Academy of Art, Brown was aware of advertising’s vocabulary of images and modes of representation—a visual language he deftly inverted and subtly eroded. Influenced by comics, theatre interiors and architecture, Surrealism, Art Deco, machine-age design, and folk art, Brown cultivated a pop aesthetic which employed what John Yau has described as a “lexicon of motifs”—a repertoire he developed in a manner “as surefooted and daring as that of Willem de Kooning or Jasper Johns”. this conversation, between artist Kathryn Andrews, scholar Lisa Wainwright, writer John Yau and curator/writer Dan Nadel, aims to draw a connection between Brown and the broader world: politics, popular culture, religion, and his contemporaries in the Pop Art movement.

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Roger Brown — Roger Brown: Decline and Fall of the American Empire Panel Discussion
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This event brings together art historians David Getsy and William Simmons and Jonathan Odden, Curatorial Assistant at the High Museum of Art in a dialogue on Roger Brown’s relationship to sexuality, queer identity, and politics.

 

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