Galen Brown "Sine Cere"||Photo of Galen Brown's exhibit from "Matching Picture" article
Galen Brown "Sine Cere"|Photo of Galen Brown's exhibit from "Matching Picture" article|Part of Galen Brown's exhibit from "Matching Picture" review (Photo credit: Josie Glassberg)

Shipyard artist Galen Brown works featured at Nevada Museum of Modern Art

Galen Brown: Sine Cere
June 21, 2019 – January 20, 2020
Nevada Museum of Modern Art: Newton and Louise Tarble Gallery | Floor 2
160 West Liberty, Reno, Nevada 89501

Museum hours:
Monday and Tuesday:Closed
Wednesday: 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday to Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

“Sincere,” first recorded in English in the 1530s, is from the Latin word sincerus, meaning “clean, pure, sound, etc.,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Born 1959 in Reno, artist Galen Brown creates work in drawing, printmaking, mixed media sculpture, and photography that embodies the adjective and resonates with intelligence and formal beauty. This exhibition takes a retrospective view of the Carson City-based artist’s work from the 1990s to the present, highlighting process-based bodies of work—including his massive drawings on scrap museum board, like Sine Cere—which he assembles over the course of many years. Educated at the San Francisco Art Institute, Brown’s painstaking and often obsessive practice results in works that demonstrate his commitment to erasing the boundaries between art and everyday life.

Artist talk: Saturday June 22, 2019

Double Scoop: Arts in Nevada published “Matching Picture: Meditation room,” a review of Galen Brown’s “Sine Cere” exhibit (July 30, 2019).

Photo of Galen Brown's exhibit from "Matching Picture" article
Photo of Galen Brown’s exhibit from “Matching Picture” review; “Long Blue Line” in foreground (Photo credit: Josie Glassberg)

Image featured on this page: Galen Brown, “Sine Cere,” 2005. #2 Pencil on 4-ply museum board, 96 inches diameter

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