Exhibition Dates:

May 2, 2019–November 3, 2019
Bill L. Harbert Gallery, Grand Gallery  and Gallery C

The art of Roger and Greg Brown (B.F.A., ’70), brothers from nearby Opelika, reveals their Southern roots as well as influences as varied as folk art, pop culture, activism and Early Renaissance painting. Both studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago—Roger in the 1960s and Greg the next decade—and their works often carry recurring rhythmic and cadenced themes.

Roger’s distinctive style, seen in pieces held by museums around the world, reflects his career trajectory as one of the most important contemporary artists to ever come out of the state. His younger brother, Greg, is also a highly inventive and sensitive artist with equally eclectic taste, who pursued a long career closer to home in Montgomery. Creative Cadences offers the special opportunity to celebrate the siblings’ imaginative talents—whimsical, perceptive, free—together in one exhibition.

This exhibition is presented in part with generous support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, in recognition and celebration of the 200th anniversary of Alabama statehood in 2019.

Roger Brown, Navy Pier, 1986, edition 12/50, color lithograph and silkscreen, museum purchase and partial gift of the Brown family.© The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Brown family.