The Historic Ali Cultural Arts in Pompano Beach presents Double Exposure, an expression of A. J. Brown’s double life as both a visual artist and a talented vocalist. The exhibit, free and open to the public, will be on view during regular business hours from April 25 through June 14, 2019. The free opening reception is Thursday, April 25, 6-8pm. A concert featuring A.J. is planned for May 10, 2019. For more information www.aliarts.org.
“I paint whatever moves me,” explained Brown. “When I spend time to capture and visually record whatever appeals to my emotional senses at specific moments in my life, the intention is to share that experience with the viewer. My portraits are few and personal, usually of different icons, family members and close friends. Some of my landscapes are, in essence, also portraits, revealing protected treasures, unique geographical locations, or ways of living. My still life pieces typically reflect atmospheric and philosophic statements, and my abstracts reflect my freedom to commit to the journey from a blank canvas to what was created.”
Exploring the exhibition, visitors are taken on a journey through time and space with each painting. The pieces cover a wide range of subject matter and artistic genres, including portrait, still life, landscape and abstract.
“We are so gratified to be able to exhibit the very vivid and fresh art works of A.J. Brown,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “His vibrant work offers glimpses into his own passionate nature and brings Pompano Beach a burst of Caribbean energy and flavor. The fact that he’s also a talented vocalist is icing on the cake!”