Jim Brossy

Jim Brossy

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    Mixed Media

    Artist's Statement

    My role as an artist is to become more aware and curious. All life experiences, physical, intellectual and emotional, contribute to the process of making art. Through the study of science I approach art with a problem-solving mentality. Mathematics has given me the experience of pure thought and music a means of expressing it. My work in construction has given me an appreciation of a variety of materials and methods of execution. The direction in which I move depends on my desire to find ways of realizing my dreams.

    We walk among objects in the world around us, seeing objects in relationship to other objects and self gives us a sense of scale, mass and position. The universe is a layering of planes, one in front of the other. Over time I have become more aware of how I see the world and my fundamental process of making art. The painting is not a representation of life, but a real thing, an object in real space that can be experienced as a picture. This is how I have been making art, constructing as much as painting. My paintings are a layering of planes, one in front of another. Every material offers a series of sensibilities, forming rhythms and patterns obeying the same forces of nature governing all things. Assemblage and collage are methods used to add elements unique to the material, not as a substitute for the painted form or drawn line. Text is used as both a visual and a political element. Through the combination of image and the written word, the paintings can literally be read on several different levels.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2013
    Scribe Video Center, Philadelphia, PA

    2012
    House Gallery 1816, Philadelphia, PA

    2010
    Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2007
    Gallery 24, Brooklyn, NY

    Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2005
    Peng Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Scribe Video Center, Philadelphia, PA

    2004
    RX, Philadelphia, PA

    Peng Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2003
    Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, PA

    2002
    Amputation Nation, Adrienne Theater, Philadelphia, PA

    Peng Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2001
    Peng Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    1998 - 1999
    Lockjaw Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    1996
    Supreme Bean, Philadelphia, PA

    Group
    2009
    Obama-Rams, Projects Gallery, Philadephia, PA

    2008
    DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

    2007
    Paper-Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2006
    International Assemblage Artist Exhibition, Berlin, Germany

    Black and White, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2005
    Viridian Gallery, New York, NY

    City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

    2004
    9 Artists, An Invitational Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center,Cheltenham, PA

    2001
    Dining Haul, Truck Installation Project, NY, NY

    Denise Bibro Gallery, NY, NY

    2000
    In the Hands of an Artist, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, NY, NY

    Art for Artists’ Sake, Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

    The Banquet, Borowsky Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    1999
    National Juried Exhibition, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Show of Hands, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

    1998 - 1999
    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    1997
    The Unbroken Line; A Centennial Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Publications

    2009
    Art News, April

    2001
    Art in America, May

    2000
    Gallery and Studio, Vol. 3 No. 1, New York, NY: Eye Level Ltd.

    1999
    Old City Arts, Philadelphia, PA: OCAA

    1997
    The Unbroken Line 1986 - 1997, Philadelphia, PA: PAFA

    1982 - 2004
    Art Matters
    Philadelphia Inquirer
    City Paper
    Philadelphia Weekly

    Awards

    2000
    PA Council on Arts
    Special Opportunity Stipend

    In the Hands of an Artist, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, NY, NY
    Director’s Choice

    Art for Artists’ Sake, Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
    Best of Show

    Education

    1997 - 1999
    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA,
    Master of Fine Art

    1976 - 1979
    Livingston College/Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
    Bachelor of Fine Art