• When: May 14, 2017 - June 10, 2017
  • Where: Melanie Flood Projects, 420 SW Washington St #301, Portland OR 97204
  • Details:

    Carlin Brown
    What else is a window
    MFA Graduate Project Exhibition

    May 15-June 10, 2017

    Reception: Wednesday, May 17, 6-8pm
    Gallery Talk: Wednesday, May 24, 4pm

    Melanie Flood Projects

    420 SW Washington St #301
    Portland OR 97204

    Gallery Hours: Saturday 12-5pm and by private appointment

    Free and open to the public

    Brown’s photographs and sculptural objects use materials which respond to the physical experience of the screen as an entryway’s threshold, a reflective pool of light, or a mediated virtual. The window opens onto a world beyond— it is where surface meets depth, where transparency meets its barriers. The window is also a frame, a proscenium: its edges hold a view in place.[1]

    The computer window is a screen within a screen, nested and stacked on its desktop like structural frames. It shifts the window’s metaphor from a singular frame to a repetitive many. By stripping mirrors of their reflections and scrubbing the image’s surface with a virtual-brush, the seductive qualities of metallic paper and panes of glass recall familiar experiences. This exhibition calls for the viewer to be present and offline, a replacement for the screen.


    Carlin Brown (carlin b) is a Canadian artist and curator living and working in Portland, Oregon. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including group and solo exhibitions across North America, United Kingdom, and Australia. Most recently, Avalanche! Institute of Contemporary Art, Calgary, CA; Meyers Gallery at the University of Cincinnati, OH; Redline Center of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO; Speedshow: [C.A.F.E.], Lyon, FR; Wallace & Grace Hayden Gallery, Eugene, OR; ATM Gallery, Austin, TX; Kunstverein Wolfsburg, GR; Tate Modern, London, UK; University of the Arts, London, UK; Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK; and TRUCK Contemporary Art at Arts Commons, Calgary, CA. She studied at Concordia University and holds a BFA from Alberta College of Art + Design.

    [1] Anne Friedberg, The Virtual Window: From Alberti to Microsoft. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006.