"Millie Brown is a stunning example of innovation. Her technique and passion to execute the beautiful and the unknown is unique. I am proud to be a collector, Matron and friend to her and her arts. It was inspiring to have her make her collection Rainbow Bodies in my house. I will never see color in a more dynamic way than over the last year. - Nichole Ehrlich
Performance artist Millie Brown debuts her first performance based Los Angeles exhibition on Melrose Place from April 10, 2015 - April 23, 2015. Rainbow Body, presented by Nicole Ehrlich and curated by Nathaly Charria, is a two-week exhibition of the artist’s latest body of work. The exhibition will open with a private reception on Thursday April 9, 2015 hosted by Flaunt Magazine.
Rainbow Body is the fourth Solo Exhibition by British performance artist Millie Brown. An evolution of Brown’s original and most recognized performance work, Rainbow Body presents a survey of the artist’s new home in Los Angeles. Developed from Brown’s non-traditional, performance-based methods of painting from the inside out, Rainbow Body features a post-contemporary study on abstract expressionism within a California palette.
Using almond milk, food coloring, stomach and hands, Brown creates aesthetically whimsical paintings with a deep underlining of raw human emotion. Each piece tells the story of the Los Angeles sky, its past and its present, its light and its dark.
Viewing the body as a vessel for spiritual practice, Brown pushes physical and mental boundaries to reach a state of enlightenment from which creative expression and healing derives. Rooted in Tibetan Buddhist theology, Rainbow Body is the phenomenon of viewing spiritual transcendence from a third person perspective. Rainbow Body is based on three wisdoms, representing the three categories of paintings: ground, presence, and energy.
Millie Brown, the 28 year old was born in Bath, United Kingdom and is currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA.
British performance artist Millie Brown began her career at the age of seventeen. Brown is a founding member of London’s !WOWOW! collective, which has produced such luminary talents as fashion designer #GarethPugh and artist #MatthewStone. Hailed as one of the new YBAs (Young British Artists), Brown is a performance artist who explores the synergy and separation of mind, body, and spirit.
Most recognized for performance as a non-traditional method of painting, Brown uses her body as a tool to create artifacts that are remnants of her process. Reminiscent of abstract expressionist studies, Brown produces aesthetically whimsical paintings with a deep underlining rawness of human emotion. Viewing the body as a vessel for spiritual practice, Brown pushes her physical and mental boundaries to reach a state of enlightenment from which creative expression and healing derives.
She has collaborated with innovative talents such as #NickKnight, #RuthHogben, and #LadyGaga. Notably, her performance film for Gaga’s Monsterball Tour was exhibited at the SHOWstudio gallery and showcased worldwide throughout the tour. Brown was included Emmy award winning documentary, Lady Gaga’s “Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden”.
GALLERY LOCATION: 8473 MELROSE PLACE LOS ANGELES, CA 90069
AFTER PARTY: HOSTED BY FLAUNT MAGAZINE 10pm-2am @ BLIND DRAGON 9201 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
PRIVATE OPENING: APRIL 9, 2015
PRESS PREVIEW: 5PM-7PM
PRIVATE RECEPTION: 7:30PM - 10PM
PRESS CONTACT: PRESS@MILLIEBROWNOFFICIAL.COM EVENT RSVP: RSVP@MILLIEBROWNOFFICIAL.COM MEDIA CONTACT: FRANCEASCA@LAICREATIVES.COM
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
APRIL 10– APRIL, 2015 / M - SUN 12PM -6PM
THURSDAY APRIL 9, 2015
Collector’s Preview 5pm-7pm
VIP & Press Opening 7pm-10pm, hosted by Flaunt Magazine.
Afterparty at Blind Dragon, hosted by Flaunt Magazine 10pm-2am
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