My work contains a hybrid of geometric and organic forms created through an intuitive painting process. The many layers in each piece speak both to the history of the painting’s creation, as well as to the hidden parts of ourselves that we conceal and reveal in time.
I often reference architectural forms, with nods to bridges, bricks, walls and windows. These take on a more psychological than literal meaning, however. In my work, there is usually the sense of an inner core or soul that is being encased and protected by an outer shell-like structure.
The forms in the paintings all have personalities and implied narratives. Their off-kilter postures are imbued with vulnerability, while the spiky, geometric forms that envelop and bridge them show a hardened strength. In this way, I think of my paintings as being highly personified.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Browning earned a BA in Studio Art and English from Meredith College in 2000 and her MFA in painting and printmaking from the University of NC at Greensboro in 2002. She has received grants and residency fellowships from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, United Arts Council, Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Center for Creative Arts.
Browning’s work was featured in the 2009 and 2015 Southern edition of New American Paintings, and has been reviewed by Burnaway, The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is represented by if ART Gallery, Columbia, SC and Whitespace, Atlanta, GA.