Branches & Lines 2004 oil on linen 94 x 90 inches
Backyard 2004 oil on linen 80 x 70 inches
Heaven 2004 oil on linen 80 x 80 inches
Cat Laughing at the Radio 2004 oil on linen 80 x 80 inches
My Neighbor's Yard 2004 oil on linen 88 x 88 inches
Small Moment Big 2004 oil on linen 80 x 80 inches
The Music of the Rails 2004 oil on linen 88 x 88 inches
The Red Bike 2004 oil on linen 50 x 45 inches
Town & Country 2004 oil on linen 85 x 70 inches
Travel by Rail 2004 oil on linen 85 x 85 inches
Woodpile 2004 oil on linen 45 x 30 inches

Press Release

Christopher Brown

Recent Paintings

April 15 – May 29, 2004


This exhibition features Christopher Brown's most recent paintings. Having worked with abstract subject matter for a number of years, Brown has returned to representation but has not abandoned abstraction altogether. In fact, many elements of abstraction still exist in these works such as the blurred paint and the unexpected compositions. This new body of work—which includes figures, horses, trains, logs, and cats—represents a synthesis of representation and abstraction, of the observed and the invented.


Born in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Christopher Brown received his B.F.A at the University of Illinois and his M.F.A at the University of California, Davis. His work has been exhibited by a number of galleries across the country, as well as by museums such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the San Jose Museum of Art. Brown has held various teaching positions at the California College of Arts in San Francisco, University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Virginia, Charlottsville. Currently, Brown is living and working in the San Francisco area.