Employing marks that both create and distort recognizable form, these paintings explore the space between chaos and composure.
Amanda Joy Brown is a visual artist and educator based in Nashville, TN. Brown earned her MFA in the painting program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. During her time there she studied at the Lacoste Residency in Provence, France, after which she completed a month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center. After moving to Nashville, Brown was part of the Ground Floor Gallery+Studios collective for several years, occasionally teaching while working in her studio. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally. Her work is included in private and public collections in several countries such as Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, and Monaco. Brown's work explores color, gesture, and texture. The layers of paint in her compositions embrace pattern and line, direct application, and drip techniques, fusing elements of direct observation and abstraction.
Emerging from an interest in the overlapping mechanisms drawing and painting, the Crowd Series centers around interconnecting webs and calligraphic, dripped line work. These marks both create and distort recognizable form, exploring the space between chaos and composure. Collective and individual identity are both defined and dissolved in these pieces, embodying the energy and organism-like nature of interconnected individuals sharing a place and time.