‘DELIGHT’N THE DARK’, an exhibition of paintings by Pippa Browne exploring the concept of darkness in aspects of the human condition opens April 13th and will run through May 21, 2017. There will be an opening reception on Thursday April 20th form 5-8 pm. The artist will be on hand to discuss her work.
Pippa Browne was born in Zimbabwe and studied Fine Art at the University of Natal, South Africa before doing a post graduate diploma in education. She has exhibited in private galleries in Harare and her paintings have been chosen for exhibition at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and group exhibitions in Bath and Winchester (UK).
Browne moved into illustrating for a while and has had five children’s books published by Barefoot Books. During this period her illustrations were accepted for the Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava and their international traveling exhibitions.
Since moving to the US in 2003 she has exhibited her paintings in the Rivertown Gallery in Memphis, TN, and the Valley Art Gallery in Salinas, CA. On relocating to Sewanee in 2015 her work has hung in the SAS Gallery, the ‘Greenspace’ (as part of the 2016 interdisciplinary conference on local and globalized bodies at the University of the South) and the Artisan Depot, Cowan; this is her first solo exhibition at the Artisan Depot.
In this exhibition Browne seeks to expose mores, ideals and prejudices embedded in the notion of darkness and blackness. With her dog as her muse and darkness as the metaphor she covers a range of topics from immigration, depression, repression, racism and spirituality.
The Artisan Depot is operated by the Franklin County Arts Guild and is located at 204 Cumberland St. East in Cowan, TN. Gallery hours are 12 pm to 5 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays and 11 am to 5 pm on Saturdays.