General admission to the Burchfield Penney Art Center is free to Buffalo State students, faculty, staff, and Burchfield Penney members.
Widely respected artist and educator Renee Brown will present a talk and book signing with the Burchfield Penney Art Center's executive director Anthony Bannon promoting her new book Dreamscapes.
Trained at SUNY Buffalo State, Rochester Institute of Technology, and studies in Sienna, Italy, she has been widely exhibited in Western New York and internationally, including the Castle Estense in Ferrara, Italy.
In his perceptive Dreamscapes introduction, Anthony Bannon notes that “Brown has complex designs. She never leaves a painting too early, knowing that the earth tones, or lavender or rose tints, are not made by singular paint alone, but through multiple applications. She establishes her signature within adjacent hues, revealing the depth within a seemingly modest range. And that is consistent with her meaning, lifting out of earthly matters to locate an aspect of the divine. Throughout her work, Brown leads the viewer to the Divine Dance, waking up to the music of Wisdom and a mystical presence. It is a river, a Holy River, that runs through her art, whichever accent of series or sequence she may place upon it– the personal dream or the apocalyptical promise – throughout is the character of holiness, an awe-filled complexity relieved at center with her powerful belief in the unifying certainty of God’s presence.” Dreamscapes contains art and experience like no other.
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