DC Moore Gallery presents Roger Brown: Political Paintings. Spanning the years 1983 to 1991, the work on view provocatively addresses the defining political, social, environmental, and economic crises of the era. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition, featuring an essay by Lisa Stone, Curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Brown’s paintings deliver biting commentary on the Gulf War, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and the Savings & Loan industry collapse and bailout through inventive use of luminous color, silhouetted figures, stylized natural forms, and dramatic shifts of scale and perspective. “Impelled by current events and keenly sorting through the assorted forms of news media⎯from standard newspapers and TV coverage, to sensationalized tabloids and talk shows⎯Brown observed and responded

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