June 11 – 22, 2008
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts is pleased to announce the exhibition, Grind: getting through the 9 to 5 by Toronto Artist Michael Brown. Opening on Thursday June 12th. Brown’s latest work documents the daily grind of big city life on discarded cigarette packaging, donut wrappers and flattened pop cans. Through these paintings on found materials, the artist comments on the culture and use of Toronto’s public space. Michael Brown’s crude method of painting on discarded materials is intentional – a strategy that elicits an emotional reaction from the viewer and one that has worked well in his favour in recent exhibitions.
“Michael’s installation for our exhibition “Vacant Lots” touched on the history of a unique Toronto site while incorporating important environmental concerns. His work makes the viewer think about our city and our environment. Michael’s work is breathtaking and thought-provoking-a new installation artist to keep an eye on.” Heather Haynes, Executive Director, Toronto Free Gallery