Exhibit At Utica Museum To Display Local Photographer's Work

Exhibit at Utica museum to display local photographer's work "Tommy Brown: Upstate" will be on display at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute's Museum of Art in Utica from February 9 through April 7. Pictured here, Tommy Brown's 2018 photograph titled The Forest Doesn't Hate Itself. (Copyright Tommy Brown)

UTICA – A Chenango County resident's photography will be on display in the Museum of Art at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica beginning in February.

"Tommy Brown: Upstate" will be on view at the museum from February 9 to April 7, featuring 42 large prints ranging from the early 1980s to summer 2018 by local photographer Tommy Brown.

From 3 to 5 p.m. on the opening Saturday, February 9, Brown will be in attendance for a reception and meet the artist event. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, Brown will discuss his work at a gallery talk.

A press release from Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute released Thursday said Mary Murray, the institute's head of curatorial and exhibitions; curator of modern and contemporary art, met Brown in the early 1990s when he was a gallery director at the Chenango County Council for the Arts in Norwich.

"In those days I was taken by his black-and-white portraits from the 1980s and was thrilled when, in 2001, he donated to the MWPAI Museum of Art one of his striking Brighton Beach images of a man lying on the sand next to his wheelchair, seen upside down from above. He could be a fallen Icarus," said Murray.

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