Linda Leslie Brown
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WORK WITH HOLES      

  • Fit of Pique Fit of Pique   mixed media, 2016
  • Authentic Island Products Authentic Island Products   mixed media, 2015
  • Treasure Wave Treasure Wave   mixed media, 2015
  • Conch Conch   mixed media, 2015
  • Cohost Cohost   mixed media, 2014
  • Beep Seal Beep Seal   mixed media, 2015
  • Machine A Machine A   mixed media, 2016
  • Topiary Topiary   mixed media, 2014
  • Pique with Citrine Pique with Citrine   mixedm edia, 2016
  • Off/On Off/On  mixed media, 2016
  • Black Pool Black Pool   mixed media, 2016
  • Formation Formation   mixed media, 2016
  • New Clown New Clown   mixed media, 2016
  • Odd Jobs Odd Jobs   mixed media, 2015
  • Rushin' Rushin'   mixed media, 2016
  • Warrior Warrior   mixed media, 2015
  • Angler Angler    mixed media, 2016
  • Helmet Helmet   mixed media, 2015
  • Mother Shell Mother Shell   mixed media, 2016
  • Bather Bather  mixed media, 2015
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WALL HOLES       

  • All-Purpose All-Purpose   mixed media, 9 x 6 x 5.5", 2016
  • Broken Broken   mixed media, 10 x 7 x 6", 2016
  • Cascade Falls Cascade Falls   mixed media, 9 x 8 x 5.5", 2016
  • Circuitous Circuitous   mixed media, 7.5 x 10 x 7", 2016
  • Curved Hole Curved Hole   mixed media, 7 x 9 x 7.5", 2016
  • Digital Digital   mixed media, 55 x 12 x 9", 2016
  • Digital detail Digital (detail)   mixed media, 55 x 12 x 9", 2016
  • For Broken Things For Broken Things   mixed media, 20 x 9 x 4.5", 2016
  • Jump Jump   mixed media, 12 x 10 x 7", 2016
  • K K   mixed media, 10 x 9 x 7", 2016
  • Let It Stay Here Let It Stay Here   mixed media, 70 x 8 x 6", 2016
  • Let It Stay Here Let It Stay Here   mixed media, 70 x 8 x 6", 2016
  • Longevity Maraca Longevity Maraca  mixed media, 17 x 7 x 6.5", 2016
  • Nutt House Nutt House   mixed media, 9 x 10 x 8", 2016
  • Sad Pink Sad Pink   mixed media, 6.5 x 8 x 5", 2016
  • Snorkeler Snorkeler   mixed media, 13.5 x 10 x 11", 2016
  • Stick Stick   mixed media, 35.5 x 8 x 7", 2016
  • The Watcher The Watcher   mixed media, 25 x 9 x 7", 2016
  • The Watcher The Watcher (detail)   mixed media, 25 x 9 x 7", 2016
  • Whistle With 2 Handles Whistle With 2 Handles   mixed media, 12 x 10 x 8", 2016
  • Yegg Yegg   mixed media, 8 x 10 x 6", 2016
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The new Wall Holes series (above slide show) was begun during the summer of 2016 and greatly enlarged during my Artist in Residence fellowship in July and August at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) in North Adams, MA. Exposure to the fellowship cohort of bright, ambitious contemporary visual, visual and sound artists, poets and conceptual writers was galvanizing. I had the benefit of immersion in the environment of Mass MoCA, one of the foremost exhibiting institutions of contemporary art in the country.

This new series is made of similar materials and is created using similar techniques to those in the Work with Holes, but because the works are wall mounted instead of free standing, they incorporate several interesting new visual and conceptual effects. Viewers seem to feel freer to approach the pieces quite closely, to inspect the partly hidden interiors and peer into the holes. Perhaps because of viewers' tendency to see a painting, which is wall-mounted, as either a window or a mirror, and because these colorful pieces may read as paintings from a frontal position, I have noticed that the illusionistic effects produced by the juxtaposition of forms is more pronounced. The reactions of viewers seems to have a more narrative quality, as the repurposed objects call to mind a new definition of their use as they cling to the wall and to one another. One critic was taken with the symbolism of the prosthetic use that these objects suggest, as hybridized body-like forms with mysterious functions.