Bryan Kekst Brown, MFA 2016

Online Exhibition

four-fingered ring with crystalline solution

arm wearing oxidation brace

This work explores the concept of time defined as change in matter and questions our role as the conscious observer in initiating and quantifying this phenomenon. This is represented by the wearer’s influence on the process in each piece. This interaction, in conjunction with the body as the site on which these objects exist, reinforces the requirement of an observer for matter and time to exist. We define time by observing a quantifiable change. Matter becomes a physical manifestation of a temporal system based on information and ratios. The objects produced are moments of processes existing across space and time.

An exploration of materials, their qualities and interactions defines a large part of my practice. Exploration, curiosity and discovery maintain prominent roles in my process. I explore matter’s inherent qualities to create interactions with the viewer in an attempt to instill a thought-provoking phenomenological experience.

All images courtesy the artist.