Mia Brownell


Still Life with Double Helix, 2007, oil on canvas, 32 x 42 in.

Still Life with Catch, 2008, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in.

Still Life with Uncertain Botany, 2008, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 in.

Still Life with Hidden Helix, 2007, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 in.

Still Life with Pear ( Villin Headpiece ), 2008, oil on canvas, 20 x 20 in.

Still Life with Flu, 2006, oil on canvas, 50 x 56 in.

Still Life with Two Pears, 2008, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 in.

Still Life with Pear, Plum and Grape III, 2005, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in.

Artist Statement

I’m not into agriculture or gardening, but every supermarket I walk into, wherever in America, I am transported to a unique place without seasons. Walls and pyramids of perfectly lit produce stop time and quote biblical notions of Eden. The whole concept of not having a winter is a little absurd, no matter how amazing it looks. The synthesis of these natural and artificial states creates an ambiguity that I find captivating.

American attitudes towards food as a commodity fascinate me. My paintings embrace a fusion of traditional still life techniques and scientific models of proteins, sublimated by notions of American dyspepsia.

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