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The Forces of Entropy

Rush Brown
May 4 – June 23
Maine Jewish Museum

Beloved Portland-based artist Rush Brown returns to the Maine Jewish Museum with an exhibition of new and recent work. Brown’s paintings depict a diverse reach of subjects, from landscapes to the human figure. He is well known for his paintings of people interacting with art and each other in museums, inviting us to ponder the narratives that emerge. Included in this show are dozens of smaller works in which he seemingly plucks museum visitors and paintings from the galleries of his larger works and playfully displays them for our consideration. The exhibition also includes paintings of Paris, iconic Portland scenes, a figurative study of another well known Portland artist, and other works that will be familiar to his collectors. Brown received his BFA from Philadelphia College of Art and a Masters in Painting from NYU, and has exhibited at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, the University of New England, the Maine Jewish Museum, and many galleries.

Pictured: Perspectives Lost and Found 

  • May-June Exhibition Sponsor

    • Exhibit Opening: Rush Brown, Marcie Jan Bronstein & Alan Fishman, Robert Katz

      May 4 – 5:00 – 7:00 PM

      Mingle with artists and art lovers, enjoy wine and cheese with museum mavens and curious minds, and celebrate with us as we unveil our newest exhibitions!

Most of the art we exhibit is for sale. Your purchase helps support local artists and the Maine Jewish Museum.