Make Your Own Friends
Published on the occasion of a ten-year survey of the artist’s work, Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver.
A ten-year survey of the artist’s work, Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends includes a selection of videos and, for the first time, presents them alongside his sculpture and works on paper. The exhibition highlights the artist’s unique process that often migrates from two dimensions to three and back again. Bress’s imaginative characters are born as doodles or collages, take shape as sculptural costumes, and come to life on video, often performed in front of elaborately composed backdrops. Bress’s “friends” imaginatively breach disciplinary boundaries amongst painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, and video
66 pages, chiefly color illustrations; 210 mm
Essays by Nora Burnett Abrams and Whitney Tassie
Published in 2016 by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver