About the artist:
Over his 40-year span as an artist, Galen Brown’s work centered around that theme. His images delve into the shapes and shadows of what he observed. Whether it was the shapes related to war and peace, the shapes of justice and injustice, shapes behind other artist’s works, shapes in landscapes, and even the shapes related to his own cancer, he challenges the viewer to think. His pieces remain relevant to the ongoing issues of today.
Galen, a Viet Nam U.S. Marine veteran and recipient of a Purple Heart served two tours of duty as a sniper. His journey as an artist began after returning from war.
Selected pieces from many of his series of work have been collected in Galen Brown’s Retrospective, "Shapes and Shadows: Works on Paper."Two retrospective shows have been scheduled for 2018. The first is at the John Day Gallery at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD beginning March 5 through April 4, 2018. The second is at the Northfield Arts Guild Gallery in Northfield, MN, September 28 through October 27, 2018. We are pursuing other venues for exhibitions.