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I’m No Wallflower: A Lisa Brown Retrospective

December 12, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


I’m No Wallflower: A Lisa Brown Retrospective is a celebration of the life and work of Toronto-born, Paris and Berlin-based artist Lisa Brown who passed away from cancer in 2001, at the age of 31. Working in the frenetic creative atmosphere of Berlin in the late 90s, Lisa’s signature drawing and painting style blends Modernist, Pop and street art influences with her own whimsical outlook and symbolism. In her short life, her insatiable appetite to create produced a prolific body of work, including a mural on the Berlin wall.

“I started by painting everything pink. I am pink on the outside and pink on the inside, so this is a very special colour.” – Lisa Brown

I’m No Wallflower: A Lisa Brown Retrospective is a celebration of Lisa’s life and work, and aims to evoke the vitality and creativity that defined the artist herself. This multimedia exhibition showcases over forty of the artist’s original pieces, many of which have not been seen publicly in over a decade. The exhibition coincides with the release of the book J’ai Revé Quelque Chose Hier: The Art of Lisa Brown. Hardcover copies, original artwork and reproductions will be for sale, with a portion of all proceeds donated to a palliative care-related charity.

Exhibition made possible by Melleny Melody and Clive Smith.

Curated by Cia Mellegers



December 12, 2013
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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