Raval and Brown

3.23.12 – 4.14.12

PJ Raval’s films have won awards at the Cleveland Int’l Film Festival, Chicago Gay and Lesbian Int’l Film Festival, Cinematexas Int’l Film Festival, and the Santa Cruz Film Festival, among others. Currently, PJ is in production on a feature documentary about LGBTQ senior and retiree communities as well as collaborating on a collection of work with performer and “drag terrorist” Paul Soileau (a.k.a. CHRISTEENE), writing screenplays, and making a name for himself as a music video director. Tiny Park presented three of PJ’s animated short films.

      

In Nick Brown’s recent work, mortality is sought out, feared, dreamt about, lamented, and memorialized. His use of media is a meditation on physicality and vulnerability, with raw canvas and thickly impastoed paint taking on qualities of skin, blood, flesh, and earth. In recent years he has spent a great deal of time engaged in solo camping excursions. His artwork investigates the psychological and emotional experience of these interactions of his body and mind with the natural world. Brown’s work has been shown at The Drawing Center, NY; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Chicago Cultural Center; and at numerous galleries, nationally and internationally.

      

  

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