Linda Leslie Brown: Entangled

November 3-28, 2021
Opening Reception: Friday, November 5, 2021, 5:00-8:00 pm
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  • Linda Leslie Brown

    Entangled, (installation view), dimensions variable, 2021.

    Entangled (Installation View)
  • Linda Leslie Brown

    Aerial Lavender, ceramic and mixed media, 29 x 27 x 11 inches, 2021.

    Aerial Lavender
  • Linda Leslie Brown

    Sienna Bridge, ceramic and mixed media, 10 x 12 x 13 inches, 2021.

    Sienna Bridge
  • Linda Leslie Brown

    Lavender Balance, ceramic and mixed media, 15 x 18 x 14 inches, 2021.

    Lavender Balance
  • Linda Leslie Brown

    Green Crosst, ceramic and mixed media, 25 x 7 x 7 inches, 2021.

    Green Crosst
  • Linda Leslie Brown

    Variant Pink C, ceramic and mixed media, 15 x 13 x 8 inches, 2021.

    Variant Pink C
  • Linda Leslie Brown

    Variant Magenta, ceramic and mixed media, 11 x 8 x 5 inches, 2021.

    Variant Magenta
  • Linda Leslie Brown

    Black Bundle, ceramic and mixed media, 12 x 18 x 11 inches, 2021.

    Black Bundle
  • Linda Leslie Brown

    Variant Bundle, ceramic and mixed media, 12 x 10 x 5 inches, 2021.

    Variant Bundle

Artist Page
Press Release
McQuaid, Cate, "Things to do around Boston this weekend and beyond, Visual Arts: Linda Leslie Brown: Entangled." The Boston Globe, The Ticket, November 4, 2021.
Whitcomb, Robert, "You have 5 minutes to untangle." New England Diary, November 5, 2021.
Ogden, Claire, "Linda Leslie Brown's "Entangled" Imagines Survival in the Post-Anthropocene Era." Kingston Blog, November 18, 2021.

Artist Statement

I have been thinking about connection, community and mutation: the ways that we and all our fellow beings are entangled, as Mr. Darwin noted so vividly in his "Origin of Species." Darwin's notion was that sexual reproduction, by providing access to greater genetic variation, ensures a broader set of genetic capabilities for survival. Natural biological communities or symbiota have regulated life on this planet for millions of years.

Recently, human modification of Earth's environments has resulted in massive ecocide, as well as a rapidly developing new set of possibilities for connecting, responding, and adapting; including a proliferation of genetically modified organisms and technologically mutated life forms.

My recent ceramic sculptural work suggests the plastic, provisional, and uncertain world of a new and transgenic nature, where corporeal and manufactured entities recombine. These works serve as relics of possible futures and of the effect of human actions on earth systems. Today, countless species are at risk of extinction. How will life forms adapt and survive in a hot ocean of poisoned plastic?

Sometimes you start by taking things apart. In my work, I combine disparate discarded plastic parts and other found materials with handmade ceramic forms to create these somewhat creaturely, hybrid forms-implying technologically altered genetic variants of the future and the struggle for species survival through adaptation in the post- Anthropocene era. I imagine that such adaptations may be occurring even now: in the depths of mother ocean, among our gut bacteria, or nested in mycelium tendrils wrapped around the roots of trees.

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