In Conversation: Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. and Isolde Brielmaier

Tuesday, February 5th | 7pm
This conversation was free to attend by RSVP and took place at 126 Baxter St. Please RSVP to
Suggested Donation $5

To commemorate 2018 Workspace Resident Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.’s exhibition, Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York is pleased to host a conversation between Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. and Isolde Brielmaier on Tuesday, February 5th at 7pm. Brown Jr.’s show, a simple song, was on view until March 2, 2019.

a simple song is comprised of multimedia photographic and photo-sculptural works that draw influences from Billy Preston’s 1971 album, I Wrote a Simple Song, in which the named track describes working on a straightforward song for an intended person and having the song embellished for radio success, leaving this special gesture now stripped of its intimacy and privacy. Isolde Brielmaier has been influential in Brown Jr.’s work, helping to shape his interest in the artist as curator.

Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. (b. 1993) is a conceptual photographer working on ideas related to intimacy, domestic space, and marginality. Brown Jr.’s work has been featured in exhibitions domestically and internationally. Brown Jr. was a participant in the New York Times Portfolio Review (2016) and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2017). He received his BFA in Photography from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He is currently participating as an Artist-in-Residence at St. Roch Community Church in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Curator and scholar Isolde Brielmaier is Assistant Professor in the Department of Photography, Imaging and Emerging Media at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she focuses on contemporary art, global visual culture, as well as media and immersive technology as platforms within which to re-think storytelling, the politics of representation, and mobility in its broadest sense. She oversees the arts and cultural programming at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center and also serves as Curator-at-Large at the Tang Museum. Isolde has written extensively on contemporary art and culture, including numerous exhibition catalogue essays, journal articles, reviews as well as books. Among her distinctions, she has received fellowships from the Mellon and Ford foundations as well as the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). She was named to Board of Trustees of the New Museum in the fall of 2016. Isolde is deeply committed to the promotion of global women’s issues and criminal justice reform. She holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York operates as a 501(c)3 arts organization and is located at 126 Baxter St and 128 Baxter St. Its programming and exhibitions are supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Jerome Foundation, The Tierney Family Foundation, Steven Amedee Fine Custom Framing, Fujifilm of North America, The Puffin Foundation Ltd., Yarden Winery, and Awagami Factory. Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York is W.A.G.E. certified. The Conversations Series is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.