Paintings by Maggi Brown
"I'm interested in the connection between things that are opposed what they have in common, what kind of visual statement they make when combined. For me, all art that is meaningful deals with the reconciliation of opposites."
Maggi Brown's influences are immeasurably diverse music, literature, Chinese bronze and terra cottas. Egyptian funerary artifacts and Russian icons. The work of other painters. Ancient civilizations and their belief systems.
Such varied influences converge into the singularity of Brown's art. Painting primarily with oil, but occasionally adding marble dust, graphite, wax, string, paper, and ginkgo leaves, she forges a union of those opposites that lie behind and within each work a reconciliation of materials and influence.