On Tuesday, February 5th, Baxter St at CCNY hosted a conversation between curator Isolde Brielmaier and Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. to commemorate Brown Jr.’s solo exhibition, a simple song, at the Camera Club of New York.

“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.