An Interactive Multi-Media Installation
Teaneck, NJ (November 11, 2005) The current exhibit at University College Art Gallery on the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ features the work of James A. Brown, an art professor at William Paterson University.
James Brown’s drawings are conceptual, visual reactions or action to popular culture. His installations are powerful and haunting, addressing important social and racial issues with wit and humor. “I think of myself as an interdisciplinary artist, influenced by my ethnic and sociological environment,” said Brown. “My work shows the struggle to transcend the trap created by our social environment, and it confronts the traps within it’s madness; a human expression of our reality that is difficult to comprehend, and often too complex to communicate.”
Mr. Brown earned his B.F.A. at Calvin College and his M.F.A. at Western Michigan University. He is a 1984 alumnus of The Studio Museum in Harlem’s renowned Artist-in-Residence program. Since then he has received numerous professional and honors and fellowships. His work has been exhibited in a variety of group and solo exhibitions throughout America, Europe and China.
The University College Art Gallery is located in University Hall on the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ. The Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through November 22, 2005. It is free and open to the public. For more information call 201-692-2801.