BROWN, Tony (1952)

Tony Brown, Through the Motion Between the Stars. 1987. Terre, végétaux divers, granit, acier, fonte et aluminium. 2800 x 1600 x 300 cm. Photo : Mélanie Rioux

Born in Great Britain, Tony Brown studied art at the University of Manitoba (1971-1975), the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax (1975-1976) and Concordia University in Montreal (1977-1978). His work can be found in numerous private and public collections and has been exhibited across Canada, in Europe and in the United States. Brown authored an outdoor installation in Rivière-du-Loup entitled Through the Motion Between the Stars (1987). This monumental work truly takes over the surrounding space, its materials conveying a force and power that command respect. Featuring dismembered bodies, it is a veritable allegory of ruin and chaos: should it be interpreted as the consequences of cataclysm or war, or simply as a representation of the effects of time? The enigmatic structure raises more questions than it gives answers.