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Edible art show coming to Anderson Ranch

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Teresa Booth Brown, "Insouciant," 2013, oil and collage on wood panel, 24 x 24 inches.

Using elements of paint, collage and drawing, Teresa Booth Brown creates distinctive art that will be featured in two exhibits at Anderson Ranch Arts Center from Oct. 8 through 31.

"Teresa Booth Brown: Paintings and Drawings" will be on view in the Patton-Malott Gallery, while "A Unified (Edible) Scheme" will be in the Gideon Gartner Gallery, according to a statement. Both galleries are in the Dows Barn building on the Anderson Ranch campus.

Starting with a simple composition, Brown's paintings are developed intuitively by the addition and subtraction of layers of paint, collage and drawing. Brown begins the creative process by laying down a collage layer, created rapidly and spontaneously.

"I meditate on the arrangement and rework the elements, adding and removing paint until form, color and line bring together multiple layers of visual information," Brown said. "Pencil line is added where linear clarification is needed while considering positive and negative space. What emerges and what stays hidden are both examined until intellect and emotion are satisfied. The compositions are formed completely through this careful and archaeological process and are not preconceived."

The drawings are made on the pages of old textbooks for anatomy, mathematics and drafting. Using the existing lines as a starting point, graphite is rubbed over the entire page surface. Through erasure and the addition of pencil line, new forms emerge, transforming the original schematic.

A native of Portland, Ore., Brown studied art at the Museum Art School and Reed College. She graduated from Bennington College with a bachelor's degree in painting and sculpture in 1985. Brown was a fellow at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine as well as an artist-in-residence at Ucross Foundation in Wyoming and at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. In 2012, she was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. Most recently, her work has been featured at the Rule Gallery in Denver, the Denver Art Museum and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Anderson Ranch Arts Center's 2013 exhibition series is made possible by the support of Bunny and Charles Burson.

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