Wanderings: Dennis Brown @ Hashimoto Contemporary, SF
Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Dennis Brown’s debut solo exhibition Wanderings. The Bay Area-based artist’s new body of work explores a mix of figurative and still life paintings with themes that scratch the surface of nostalgic memories from Brown’s past. Inspired by the artist’s formative years, living in the Pacific (Hawaii, Okinawa & Japan), Brown’s work encompasses natural beach scenery and plant life along with his classic portraitures.
Drawing from the artist's past, these paintings collage themes of memories, moments, and representations. Depicting not just one person in particular but a combination of multiple people from the artists life and inspired by the artists own background of Jamaican and Filipino decent. Brown’s color palette is bold and explores the contrast of bright colors placed next to dark tones encompassing a range of pastel pinks and blues mixed with natural tones of green, beige and brown.
Traditionally working with pen and ink on paper, Brown’s new paintings on canvas have transitioned to have a physically larger presence. The size of these works envelope the viewer in a colorful world, bringing a sense of familiarity and comfort.
Wanderings will be on view December 11th -30th with an opening reception on Saturday, December 11th from 11am-6pm, no appointment necessary.