East Gallery: July 21 – August 26, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, July 21, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
In-person Artist Talk: Friday, August 18, 6:30 PM
- Peter Brown
Pinhole Film and Non-Camera Digital Flatbed Photography
This series of Pinhole and flatbed scanner images portray perceptions /memories from a past personal traumatic /dramatic episode in my life, an armed home invasion. The characters and scenes depict notions of innocence, violence, anger, dismay, PTSD, despair, vengeance, violation, and justice. This menagerie of elements - color negative film, lensless cameras, Pinhole lenses, digital captures of objects and artworks, manipulation of focus, and color profiles, all come together to form these final personal meaningful images. And to further push this imagery into the public perceptions as a national debate, we need to address the growing ease of gun violence, and the disparity of wealth and race throughout this country.
Peter Brown currently resides in Pine Meadow, CT, and received a BFA in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional design from the Hartford Art School. After graduating he took his sculptural skills towards jobs in construction, then changed course and applied his love of photography towards the commercial advertising photography field. After apprenticing with 2 Hartford area photographers for 5 years, he ventured out on his own to form Woodruff/Brown Photography in 1985.
He is still active to this day with architectural photography, capturing high-end commercial
and residential projects for his architectural clients’ marketing and advertising needs.
Peter’s most recent explorations since 2020 have been with the Pinhole and Scanography alternative photographic process.
He has also worked on a series with both the photography of found, abandoned vehicles and assemblage sculptures from found discarded and repurposed rusted metals and wood.
1979 BFA – Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
1979-1985 – Carpenter, photo assistant with Bob Cooke Photography, Color Teknika
1985-2017 – Co-owner of Woodruff/Brown Architectural Photography
2017-Present – The sole owner of Peter Brown Architectural Photography
2023 PAAM, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Members’ Open Provincetown, MA
2022 Five Points Gallery Small Works 2022 Juried Exhibition, Annex Gallery Torrington, CT
2022 ASMP 2022 Photo Annual , Best Photo Series
2022 Webb Deane Stevens Museum, ‘Pinhole Vision’, 10 Images, Solo Exhibition, Wethersfield, CT
2022 Marblehead Arts Association, Variations Juried Exhibition, Pinhole, Marblehead, MA
2022 Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, International Juried Exhibition, Pinhole, Providence, RI
2021 Webb Deane Stevens Museum, B&W Historical Privies Solo Exhibition, Wethersfield, CT
2021 Gallery at Still River Editions ‘Wish You Were Here’ postcard images exhibition, Danbury, CT
2020 Art League of New Britain 5th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, Guest Juror New Britain, CT
2020 Five Points Gallery Small Works Juried Exhibition, Annex Gallery Torrington, CT
2020 Boston Society for Architecture ‘Architecture of Time’ Juried exhibition BSA Space, Boston
2019 Griffin Museum of Photography ‘Winter Solstice
2019 Members Exhibition Winchester, MA 2019 PRC Photographic Resource Center ‘Your Work Here’ exhibition Leslie Univ. Cambridge, MA
2019 Mending Art Group Invitational ArtSpace, Hartford
2019 the underground gallery rust | moves, solo photo exhibition Collinsville, CT
2019 ASMP CT Photo Annual
2019 Photoville ASMP Print Exhibition Brooklyn, NY
2019 ASMP National Digital Archives inclusion
2018 the underground gallery juried group exhibition Collinsville, CT
2018 NCCC Gallery, Northwestern CT Comm. College rust | forms, solo sculpture exhibition Winsted, CT
2018 the underground gallery, rust-solo sculptures Collinsville, CT
2017 Farmington Valley Arts Center, Drezner Gallery – Place I Memory, group juried show, photograph
2001 Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School Alumni Group Show, sculpture
1985 Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT Juried photography show “Holiday Inn sign” Honorable mention
- Several private collections