Roger Brown, Roger Brown: La Conchita

Roger Brown, Roger Brown: La Conchita
11.10.2018 — 12.09.2018

Kavi Gupta is pleased to present Roger Brown: La Conchita. Opening November, 10 at the Kavi Gupta Elizabeth St. location, the exhibition will feature the contents of Roger Brown’s southern California home. Brown, seeking a new place to work in a warmer climate, built his Temple of Painting at La Conchita, California, commissioning Stanley Tigerman to design the new home.

After the house was completed in 1993, Brown quickly applied his discipline of looking, finding and acquiring objects of interest by combing area thrift shops, yard sales, and swap meets. The home was filled with arrangements of all manner of objects, especially vernacular ceramics, many of which were incorporated into his Virtual Still Life series of object paintings. La Conchita combined Brown’s interests in architecture, collecting and gardening during the final chapter of his life.

This exhibition coincides with the Leslie Hindman auction of property from Brown’s La Conchita collection. A presentation and panel discussion about the La Conchita collection will take place at 4 pm at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers at 1338 West Lake Street, immediately followed by the exhibition opening at 5 pm. Auction proceeds will support the Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

For more information regarding the auction call 312-280-1212 or e-mail