Lex Brown "Immortal Duck"
June 9 through July 9, 2017
Burger, bread, flesh,
shaggy and stringy days gone –
finally put my backpack down for 2 seconds
It had been getting big
like pregnant even,
with unforgiven lovers lonely nights and coffee shits:the emotion,
unactualized anger and good intentions,
claims staked to things I thought
ought – general plans. what’s good?
Was so sad, deeply sad, for some millions [sic] of a second
even through smelling flowers:
seeing flowers through smelling them:
smelling right through to the clearly beautiful point where
smelling flowers is just about
Candy fresh payola
burger, bread, flesh,
Brioche begs the question,
Damn girl is you hongry?
Or, perchance, girl yous already fulled
gasoline breathing, backpackless for time 1
Girl got the itis*
*Lol, still ours - even if borrowed, bought, or stolen,
the words still come from the kitchens, back of the head
Ma medulla, that’s how she always gets along in this world,
She’s like that duck, quack
and always fine,
So I don’t worry about that shit getting taken by Fudd, Bugs,
Chad, Brad, or any other brat wabbit.
The bullet and the hole are the same thing –
the buns and burger and a little bit of spit,
You know that part of you that keeps getting shot but is
Singer of s-s-s-s-songs?
Deli Gallery is pleased to announce "Immortal Duck", a show of new drawings, sculptures, and performance by Lex Brown. The exhibition is the artist’s first solo show and is a reflection on cycles of defeat and triumph, fun, and the cartoon nature of reality. The exhibition’s title is inspired by the Looney Tunes “Hunting Trilogy,” in which Daffy Duck is shot by Elmer Fudd 18 times, yet remains as persistent and exuberant as ever.
Lex Brown was born in Oakland, CA in 1989. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Yale University and her AB in Art from Princeton University. She has performed and exhibited work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, REDCAT Theater and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and the New Museum and International Center of Photography in New York.
Her first work in fiction, "My Wet Hot Drone Summer", is a sci-fi erotic novella that takes on sex, surveillance, and social justice in the age of climate change, and is available from Badlands Unlimited. This summer and fall, her video "Lip Gloss Alurt", will be included in the High Line public programming.