Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.
It’s impossible to capture a memory in a photograph, yet that’s exactly what Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. sets out to do in his mesmerizing images. By manipulating his intimate stills with the addition of objects and sculptural frames, he broadens the scope of the camera, creating varying angles and layers of time. Showcasing subjects with “backs turned, eyes closed, or bodies obstructed,” he also explores the value of privacy in a medium that is all about exposure.
On view: After receiving a BFA from New York University in 2016, Brown participated in group exhibitions at P.P.O.W. Gallery, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and New York’s La MaMa La Galleria, plus residencies in New Orleans at the St. Roch Community Church and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.
Going solo: This year marked not his first solo show—but his first three: Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in New York, Staple Goods in New Orleans, and Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York.
A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2019 Late Fall Issue under the headline “Galerie Emerging Artist Award.” Subscribe to the magazine.