January 26 - April 16, 2022
From the Austin Public Library:
“The Austin Public Library will present new exhibit by artist Kel Brown. The two- month exhibition – “Ataraxia” —presents series of paintings and drawings
inspired by hip-hop and jazz, improvising rhythm, movement and play through artist’s marks.
The exhibit opens January 26 and will remain on display through April 16 in the Austin Central Library Gallery on the second floor. Initially identifying as a graffiti and street artist, Kel Brown continued to follow in the footsteps of other self-taught African-American artists from the global South, finding inspirations from his upbringing. Aa an ever-evolving experiment in balance, harmony, shape, and form, Brown’s work seeks to push abstraction into unexplored visual realms and awaken dormant consciousness in the viewer. Brown’s work is a product of both the shy and the overbearing; it is a visual symphony of duality, contradiction, oneness, and harmony.
Opening Reception 2 – 4 PM, Saturday, January 29, 2022, Central Library Gallery About the Artist:
Kel Brown (https://www.kelbrownart.com, @kelvy___) Kel Brown is a multi-disciplinary artist with 8 years of professional experience, as well as a portfolio of varied accomplishments including gallery exhibitions, private commissions, public murals and municipal projects for the City of Austin. SELECT CLIENTS & COLLABORATIONS Dadageek Hope Campaign Zilker Brewery The City of Austin The Voorhees M. Walter Design Northern-Southern Gallery Eighty-Eight Yoga Gelateria Gemelli Chi’lantro The Carver Museum Designtex SXSW
About the Austin Public Library The Austin Public Library provides knowledge, technology, and inspiration to the Austin community. The library is a hub of books and education, a meeting place of minds and an incubator of ideas.”
Reception: January 29, 2022 | 2–4 pm
710 West Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, 78701 TexasGet directions