Newsstand | 2020, oil, acrylic, steel, paper on wood, 69" x 84”
Cake Display | 2020, oil, acrylic, tar, wax, steel on wood, 36" x 48”
Beach Ball | 2020, oil, acrylic, pastel and umbrella on wood, 60" x 48”
Cheeseburger Picnic | 2020, oil, acrylic pastel, fabric, steel on wood, 96" x 144”
Give ‘em enough rope | 2020, oil, acrylic and canvas on wood, 96" x 48”
Italian Ices | 2020, oil, acrylic, steel and fabric on wood, 69" x 84”
Hotdog Stand | 2020, oil, acrylic, steel and fabric on wood, 80" x 74”
Taco Truck | 2020, oil, acrylic, steel and fabric on wood, 83" x 67”
Pray for me | 2020, oil, acrylic, pencil and fabric on wood, 60" x 48”
Peeper | 2020, oil, acrylic, pencil and fabric on wood, 60" x 48"
Don’t Shoot Me | 2020, oil, acrylic, steel and fabric on wood, 66" x 85”
On Ice | 2020, oil, acrylic, pastel, wax on canvas, 36" x 48”
Oats | 2007, oil, acrylic, tar and newspaper on canvas, 32" x 24”
Happy New Year | 2009, oil, wax, acrylic, fabric, paper, wood with bottle on wood, 60" x 48”
Suburban Sprawl | 2001, plaster, acrylic, fabric on canvas, 110" x 122”
Unentitled | 2007, oil, acrylic, tar, fabric, plaster on wood, 86" x 56”
Kite Sprawl | 2003, oil, acrylic, fabric and string on canvas, 88" x 64”
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Member Portfolio

Jim Brossy

Philadelphia, PA

Résumé

Artist Statement

My role as an artist is to become more aware and curious. All life experiences, physical, intellectual and emotional, contribute to the process of making art. Through the study of science I approach art with a problem-solving mentality. Mathematics has given me the experience of pure thought and music a means of expressing it. My work in construction has given me an appreciation of a variety of materials and methods of execution. The direction in which I move depends on my desire to find ways of realizing my dreams.
We walk among objects in the world around us, seeing objects in relationship to other objects and self gives us a sense of scale, mass and position. The universe is a layering of planes, one in front of the other. Over time I have become more aware of how I see the world and my fundamental process of making art. The painting is not a representation of life, but a real thing, an object in real space that can be experienced as a picture. This is how I have been making art, constructing as much as painting. My paintings are a layering of planes, one in front of another. Every material offers a series of sensibilities, forming rhythms and patterns obeying the same forces of nature governing all things. Assemblage and collage are methods used to add elements unique to the material, not as a substitute for the painted form or drawn line. Text is used as both a visual and a political element. Through the combination of image and the written word, the paintings can literally be read on several different levels.

Education

1997 - 1999
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA,
Master of Fine Art
1976 - 1979
Livingston College/Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Bachelor of Fine Art

Awards & Honors

2000
PA Council on Arts
Special Opportunity Stipend
In the Hands of an Artist, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, NY, NY
Director’s Choice
Art for Artists’ Sake, Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Best of Show

Bibliography

Publications
2009
Art News, April
2001
Art in America, May
2000
Gallery and Studio, Vol. 3 No. 1, New York, NY: Eye Level Ltd.
1999
Old City Arts, Philadelphia, PA: OCAA
1997
The Unbroken Line 1986 - 1997, Philadelphia, PA: PAFA
1982 - 2004
Art Matters
Philadelphia Inquirer
City Paper
Philadelphia Weekly

Exhibitions

Solo
2013
Scribe Video Center, Philadelphia, PA
2012
House Gallery 1816, Philadelphia, PA
2010
Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2007
Gallery 24, Brooklyn, NY
Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2005
Peng Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Scribe Video Center, Philadelphia, PA
2004
RX, Philadelphia, PA
Peng Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2003
Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, PA
2002
Amputation Nation, Adrienne Theater, Philadelphia, PA
Peng Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2001
Peng Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1998 - 1999
Lockjaw Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1996
Supreme Bean, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2009
Obama-Rams, Projects Gallery, Philadephia, PA
2008
DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2007
Paper-Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2006
International Assemblage Artist Exhibition, Berlin, Germany
Black and White, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2005
Viridian Gallery, New York, NY
City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
2004
9 Artists, An Invitational Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center,Cheltenham, PA
2001
Dining Haul, Truck Installation Project, NY, NY
Denise Bibro Gallery, NY, NY
2000
In the Hands of an Artist, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, NY, NY
Art for Artists’ Sake, Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
The Banquet, Borowsky Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1999
National Juried Exhibition, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Show of Hands, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1998 - 1999
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1997
The Unbroken Line; A Centennial Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
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