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Helen Brown, Joe

£150.00

Screen print on paper, 340 x 500mm
Edition of 25, £150 each

15 in stock

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Helen Brown’s work explores methods of presentation, reception and interpretation of artworks. Looking at aspects of communication, perception and audience engagement, her recent work has explored the limitations of mass communication systems when used as platforms for communication and interpretation by galleries and as tools of critique by art critics and journalists.

Brown is also interested in how a viewer’s interpretation and understanding of an artwork will be affected by various factors (e.g. cultural, contextual, where and how information is gained, etc), and when information about art is filtered or condensed by writers or gallery educators more layers come into play to affect this understanding. Her work is an attempt at using a ‘filtering’ system to make something new while still resonating with the original artwork or exhibition.

Joe is a screen print from a body of work Brown produced for Narrative Show at Eastside Projects, Birmingham in 2011. She created an audio work that is a monologue voiced by an actor; the narrative is made up of edited quotes taken from recordings of visitor descriptions of shows at Eastside Projects. Although individually the quotes still resonate with certain artworks or shows, through editing they have become abstracted. This work uses the original exhibition poster overprinted with edited transcriptions of the descriptions of shows to which they correspond.

Helen Brown’s work explores methods of presentation, reception and interpretation of artworks. Looking at aspects of communication, perception and audience engagement, her recent work has explored the limitations of mass communication systems when used as platforms for communication and interpretation by galleries and as tools of critique by art critics and journalists.

Brown is also interested in how a viewer’s interpretation and understanding of an artwork will be affected by various factors (e.g. cultural, contextual, where and how information is gained, etc), and when information about art is filtered or condensed by writers or gallery educators more layers come into play to affect this understanding. Her work is an attempt at using a ‘filtering’ system to make something new while still resonating with the original artwork or exhibition.

Joe is a screen print from a body of work Brown produced for Narrative Show at Eastside Projects, Birmingham in 2011. She created an audio work that is a monologue voiced by an actor; the narrative is made up of edited quotes taken from recordings of visitor descriptions of shows at Eastside Projects. Although individually the quotes still resonate with certain artworks or shows, through editing they have become abstracted. This work uses the original exhibition poster overprinted with edited transcriptions of the descriptions of shows to which they correspond.