Todd T. Brown

INHERITANCE and DREAMS
February 1-12, 2012
Tuesday-Sunday, 1:00-5:00 pm
Reception: Saturday, February 4, 3:00-5:00 pm
ITCH meeting: Sunday, February 12, 12:00 pm
Kimball Gallery, de Young, Golden Gate Park

How do we face our personal and collective histories, as individuals and as a human family in conflict with one another? What is our inheritance, and is it possible to transform it? Brown’s process is an ongoing inquiry into the complexity of global identities: the ways in which we identify ourselves and others, the groups and cultures we inhabit, and the need for creative environments where we can encounter one another in a meaningful way. INHERITANCE and DREAMS concludes Brown’s yearlong Artist Fellowship with the de Young museum.

Inheritance: An exhibition of mixed-media works by Todd T. Brown exploring a contemporary interweave of human histories and the identification of self. | Kimball Gallery
Saturdays & Sundays through 9/30, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
September 17-23: Fridays, 6:00-8:30 p.m. and Tuesday-Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
September 16: Opening Reception 6:00 p.m.
September 23: Artist Talk 6:00 p.m.

Hiding & Seeing, a performance series curated by Todd T. Brown:
Nicole Klaymoon’s Embodiment Project |  August 24, 7:00 p.m.
La Gente | September 2, 6:30 p.m.
Teobi’s Dreaming  |  September 9, 7:00 p.m.
Fared Shafinury – From Texas to Tehran  |  October 14, 6:30 p.m.
Raelle Myrick-Hodges presents Package  |  October 14 7:00 p.m.
Teobi’s Dreaming  |  October 21 6:30 p.m.
Headmistress presents Labor is Labor and there are Two Flavors and Both of Them are Raw  |  October 21 7:00 p.m.

Artist Fellow Salons | Kimball Gallery
7/29, 8/19, 8/26, 9/23, 9/30, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Informal performances hosted by Red Poppy Art House.

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TODD T. BROWN’s experience spans 20 years of exploring artistic disciplines and presenting small-scale arts within the context of local and global communities. Brown is a founder of the Red Poppy Art House and the Mission Arts & Performance Project (MAPP) and is an artistic advisor for the EDELO contemporary art center in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Together with Meklit Hadero, he leads the music ensemble Nefasha Ayer—The Space of In Between.

THE PROJECT:
Brown uses multiple mediums to explore the increasing complexity of global identities: the ways in which we identify ourselves and others, the groups and cultures we inhabit, and the need for creative environments where we can encounter one another in a meaningful way. In addition to creating studio work, he will be piloting a social-cultural network of artist-led projects that invite the general public to participate in the behind-the-scenes infrastructure of artistic production. He calls this network “the ITCH.” What will happen if social networks join with cultural initiatives to generate new forms of civic participation in the arts? Brown will explore these questions and more.

Red Poppy boat logoRED POPPY ART HOUSE is an international neighborhood micro-center for artistic and intercultural life in San Francisco; an innovative small-scale multidisciplinary performance space that has been charting the course of an alternative model for community engagement in the arts. Operating 650 square foot storefront, RPAH seeks to demonstrate the unique, powerful and irreplaceable, capacity of intimate spaces in facilitating diverse and meaningful relationships that lead to social transformation and health.

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