We now find ourselves in the colder months, isolated and hibernating in our respective concrete huts. Occasionally we emerge bundled in various layers of fashionable cloth, rushing back and forth from one building to another. Forth and back. Back and forth. But in the midst of this pendulumic routine, Quiet Lunch wants to take the time to remind everyone of That Warm Fuzzy Feeling.
An expansive solo exhibition by artist Greg Brown, That Warm Fuzzy Feeling explores the boundary between the audience and the art piece itself. As a way of breaking the frigid monotony of both the weather and art world do’s and don’ts, That Warm Fuzzy Feeling actually invites its audience to interact with the artwork. And by interact, we mean TOUCH.
While Brown’s work does possess a bit of playful satire, That Warm Fuzzy Feeling focuses on how fun art can be. When discussing the sentiment in his work, Brown reflects, “I remember years ago walking down 5th Avenue after birthday shopping at FAO Schwartz with my 7-year-old daughter–as I carried her enormous stuffed puppy over my shoulders and held her, every person we passed looked at us and could not help but smile.”
About Greg Brown
Greg Brown was born in Reno, Nevada and grew up in Nevada and California in the 1960s and 1970s. He graduated with a B.A. from USC School of Cinema, focusing on animation and film editing, and earned a B.F.A. in Fine Arts from Pasadena Art Center.
Brown worked as scenic artist and set painter at ABC-TV Studios in Hollywood. He painted sets and backdrops for sitcoms and many award shows, like the Grammys, American Music Awards and Muppet Specials. His own collage paintings became more tactile with fake fur and flocking when volunteering at the Braille Insitute. He showed in various galleries in LA, including Rosamund Felsen and L.A.C.E., before relocating to New York, originally for scenic work.
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