Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. first entered our field of vision in 2017, when Rindon Johnson introduced us to his unique creative power. Three years later, we are still floored by the way the artist—whose photographic practice is often conceptual, and sometimes sculptural—is able to invert our expectations, holding us at a distance that feels both impossibly far and incredibly close. For these pages, Brown shares a dispatch from his lens.
Is it that I desire to see Jesus bend, to witness them at odds or in question? Jesus loves me, but I believe that Jesus is in process too. (2018)
The sun appears to rise at the wrong time, kneading black into blue. Sometimes I mistake car lights passing through my window for an attack, for something with the capacity to tear a break in the glass. (2018)
The tire grits its teeth along the gravel and brakes to silence - a pause for effect. / Have you ever siphoned rupture through a narrow opening? / (Do you know the control it takes to slingshot a sound?) (2018)
To keep your company (2019)