You are invited to the ARTxFOODxDRINK closing party for Corran Brownlee's Charcoal Collection at SHOW Gallery, a new contemporary art space in Hollywood. As the artist in residence for the month of March, Corran has been working on a new body of work at the Gallery studio, while his 15 original charcoal drawings are on display in the main exhibition space. The new work from his residency will be on display for the first time as well as a video installation in collaboration with PicsArt.
Corran Brownlee has been experimenting with the creative tools available on the PicsArt app, which now has over 100 million monthly active users. Corran recently did a 24 hour editing challenge with PicsArt’s global community to remix his original “Mermaid” drawing. There were over one thousand submissions that can be viewed here: https://picsart.com/challenge/ircmysticalmermaid
. The remix video of Corran’s top picks will be shown for the night of the event. You can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZi7JC-LTDw&feature=youtu.be
Each piece in Charcoal Collection is a scene from an untold story. The narrative is hinted at, but never revealed. The artist draws the viewer into a still and silent world, devoid of colour, where their imagination is given free rein. The viewer becomes the storyteller. And like any good story, these ghostly, romantic images linger in the mind.
Much of the scene remains hidden beneath a heavy layer of charcoal, inviting the viewer to look for answers in the shadows. The subjects themselves are lifted out of the darkness, as if projected from a dream. Often turned away from the viewer, they exist in their own world, unaware of our scrutiny.
Where are they going? Who, or what, are they waiting for? The questions hang in the air, waiting for us to provide the answers.
For twenty years Corran Brownlee has used his craft to realize the vision of other filmmakers and storytellers from fight sequence storyboards for Jackie Chan to concept images for James Bond opening titles. This collection allows us to journey into his own world.