Art Over Wheels | Founder & Director | Baltimore MD
Dara Brown is a mixed media sculptor, performance, and installation artist. -- Like a magpie, Dara assembles intriguing objects in sculptural reliquary. Her Installations are unfinished inventories of visual conversations: items, sketches, photographs, and other rendered notions. The improvisational sites where her constructed works reside often provoke questions about social choices, and emotions; inviting the viewer to move into a space of wonderment. While Dara uses a variety of materials and processes in each project, her methodology is consistent. There may not always be material similarities between works because each body of work determines the materials and form of the work, yet they are linked by recurring formal concerns and subject matter. Each project often consists of multiple works, in symmetry across a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings. During research, exploration, and production new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work.
Dara grew up in New York, NY and moved to MD to attended Baltimore School for the Arts' Visual Arts Program. After graduation she returned to NY to continue her art education at School of Visual Arts (SVA). After which, she reallocated to Northern VA to work as a youth art instructor, fine art program director, and visual artist in the DC Metro Area. Dara currently lives in Baltimore, MD with her husband and their four children. She exhibits her works throughout the region, most recently at Perspectives Gallery, and has been commissioned to create a piece of public work for ArtScape 2012.