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Lot 10      
Vanessa Brown

Snake Gate
steel, paint, magnet
18" x 12" x 8"
Estimate $2,200

Courtesy of the artist and Patel Brown (Toronto)

Vanessa Brown works in sculpture and installation. Her primary medium is steel, and she is interested in challenging its historical associations with industry, war and monument by focusing on its subtler qualities, such as pliability, versatility and slightness. The imagery in Snake Gate draws from various sources including landscapes, historical crafts, recurring symbols from her own dreams, feminized labour, gestures of comfort and ideas of escape. Brown graduated with a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Vancouver) in 2013, and was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award. Notable solo and two-person exhibitions include the Esker Foundation (Calgary); Arsenal (Toronto); Projet Pangée (Montreal); Western Front (Vancouver); and The Armory Show (New York); and group exhibitions include the Nanaimo Art Gallery; Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin); and King Street Station (Seattle). Brown is based in Vancouver, on unceded Musqueam,Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish land.