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Two Generations of Print Makers

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 11:30 PM - 1:30 AM


Two Generations of Print Makers
Frederick Foster Brown and Gary Frederick Brown
August 19- September 23, 2018

Inspired by Gary Frederick Brown’s chance discovery of woodblocks made by his grandfather, Frederick Foster Brown, this exhibition offers a unique dialogue between two family members who never met each other. Frederick was a founding member of the Boise Art Association, which became the Boise Art Museum in 1987, and a linocut printmaker, art dealer and framer who owned Brown’s Art Store in Boise from 1928 to 1958. Gary is a printmaker working in Los Angeles, California.
Gary’s connection with his grandfather is realized with this series of reinterpretations, experiments, and revisions of his grandfather’s work. While Frederick’s work is firmly planted in the world of representational reality and the pleasantries of everyday life, Gary’s art is rooted in the science of string and chaos theory. For Gary, this show is proof that art, as powerfully as DNA, allows us to capture a person’s essence by closely examining their work. He believes that, like breadcrumbs in a forest, Frederick left a trail to show him a way to know his grandfather through art.

Exhibition Location
Student Union Fine Arts Gallery, Boise State University

Exhibition Reception
Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Event is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.


Image Credits: Frederick Foster Brown, Brown’s Print Show, woodblock print

The Fine Arts Gallery is located at 1700 University Drive on the second floor of the Student Union Building. Admission is free to all students, staff, and community members. Parking is available for an hourly fee in metered spaces and in the Lincoln and Brady Garages.

Phone: (208) 426-1242
Event url: www.facebook.com/bsufinearts/

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1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83706

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