Artist: Mills Brown | Location: Washington, D.C.
Long Way Home
July 17 - September 2, 2018
My work begins with a desire to understand and capture the feeling of place. I create spaces that are personal and intimate, suggestive of memory, overflowing with ornamental pattern and decorated with found objects and plants. I love collage because of the range of visual possibility it allows for – from wacky, unexpected scenes to unconventional shape and depth. Reflecting on my childhood in low country South Carolina, I’m influenced by fairytales, magic realism, and Southern gothic. I try to take the disjointed nature of collage and breath a sense of dreamlike narrative into my work.
Note: This exhibition finished hanging on September 2, 2018.
Mills Brown was born in Florence, South Carolina in 1993. She received her MFA in Studio Art from American University in 2017 and her BA in English and Art History from Wofford College in 2015. Mills has shown work in group shows in Washington, D.C., Boston, Massachusetts, and South Carolina. Brown has participated in the GlogauAir Artist Residency in Berlin, Germany. She currently lives in Washington, D.C. where she works as a preschool art teacher.