m.i.t. list center
April 2023 through July 2023
“Brown’s first solo museum exhibition debuts a multichannel video installation titled Carnelian (2023) and a group of significant new paintings.
The one-hour film at the centerpiece of this new body of work, Carnelian, looks with humor and pathos at impending global disaster and the varying psychological effects that an overwhelming amount of digital content, data, and even news media can yield.
Taking the form of a musical—with songs co-composed by the artist and Samuel Beebe and script authored by Brown—the work offers a complex take on contemporary conditions marked by polarizing rhetoric and reporting, endless media content, and the looming threat of human extinction.
Lex Brown: Carnelian was organized by Selby Nimrod, Assistant Curator at the M.I.T. List Visual Arts Center.” – Exhibition Catalogue