Allegedly, The Hugh Brown Chainsaw Collection
Introduction by Mike McGee and text by Kristine McKenna
Allegedly presents a collection of appropriated contemporary artwork that features Hugh Brown’s artistic obsession: the chainsaw in American popular culture. Hugh Brown inserts chainsaw imagery into a variety of iconic images by Barbara Kruger, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus, Walker Evans, and others, paying stylistic homage to our contemporary art canon, while creating new meaning or encouraging the viewers to reconsider the original image. In his re-contextualization of iconic images, Brown follows in the steps of the Dadaists and Pop Artists as he borrows from aspects of past visual culture for experimentation and invention.
Published by Grand Central Press, 2009