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  • The Penalver Gallery

    Current Exhibition:



    Jay Brown, Artist (c) 2018


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    About The Artist


    Jay Brown

    Jay Brown creates powerful yet subtle visual images that makes the viewer’s imagination soar.  Trained by a twice degreed colleague, what was Brown’s hobby easily morphed to the next stage. Her canvas started to purposefully transition. She explored therapeutic nuances through her renderings. She placed expressionism on the front lines turning temperament into something benevolent; making the gallery representation more than traditional landscape but less than figurative realism. Jay Brown evolved to be a multifaceted artist, who understood and embraced the demands of the marketplace and its effect on creativity and being true to oneself.  Over a decade, Ms. Brown learned to use repetition, soft lines and layout to work her artistic composition, and she started to produce digital representations to further spark communication and reflection for her viewership. Jay holds a M.A. in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in history, political science, women and gender studies. Her graduate thesis offered a comparative analysis of HIV in mass media, not only because art, research, education and activism piloted the city of Chicago but because those themes can be used as a tool to examine social ills such as racism, class-ism and sexism. Some of her articles have been featured by the US Department of Education, Counter Culture Magazine and Fire Dog Lake among others. Brown can be found soaking up the city’s industrial art scene, ethnic food or K-love. Her other personal inclinations are diverse and wide ranging. Witness and acknowledge her penchant for hoarding cryptocurrencies, archery, pyrography, raising hell, eating chocolate and watching wrestling. ‘Nough said.