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Frederick J. Brown: The Sound of Color | Curated by Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims
September 9, 2021 - October 9, 2021
Berry Campbell is pleased to present its first exhibition of Frederick J. Brown since announcing the representation of his estate in 2020. This groundbreaking exhibition curated by Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims will focus solely on Frederick Brown’s earliest abstract works from 1969 – 1977. This will be the first time many of these works have been on view in over 25 years, including the large-scale centerpiece to the exhibition entitled, In the Beginning (1971). In the 1970s, Brown’s Wooster Street loft became a hub for artists and musicians. Daniel LaRue Johnson, Larry Rivers, Al Loving, Gerald Jackson, Bill Hutson, Anthony Braxton, and Frank Bowling, along with his art dealer, Noah Goldowsky, were all influential on Brown’s path as a painter. While Frederick J. Brown is more recently known for his figurative works, these influential early abstractions set the tone for what is to follow.