NEW BROW: Contemporary Underground Art

Seattle Premiere: NEW BROW: Contemporary Underground Art
at Northwest Film Forum
Director in attendance opening night!
Jan 15 – Jan 17

New Brow presents interviews from artists, galleries and collectors who initiated and gave momentum to the New American Art Movement. The revealing footage captures the makeshift studios and gallery spaces where the movement began, and the intensity and passion required to birth a new genre. The film also sheds light on non-traditional influences that are often overlooked and under appreciated. These “low brow” references encompass everything from underground comix, Kustum Kulture, graffiti and tattoo to skate and surf culture, punk art and others amidst Californian sub-cultures.  Local superstars Marlow Harris and Jo David were interviewed for New Brow, as were their friends Kirsten Anderson, Larry Reid and Charles Krafft.

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2 thoughts on “NEW BROW: Contemporary Underground Art

  1. The movement described has always been referred to, since its inception as American “low brow” art. But I heard that Mark Ryden wouldn’t allow himself to be included in the first coffee table book about it (POP SURREALISM by Kirsten Anderson) unless the title was changed. Some others didn’t like being called “low brow’
    artists,either, so Greg Escalante, one of the seminal patrons, promoters and ultimately a purveyor of this style of art tried to get everyone to call it “no brow” because it was neither high brow or low brow. The title of this documentary is another attempt to make the genre’s prima donnas feel less like the cartoonists, illustrators and animators they were trained to be and more like the fine artists expressing deep thoughts they view themselves as. Q. What’s the difference between Georgia O’Keefe and “Sailor Jerry” Collins? A. Georgia O’Keefe was never in the navy, asshole!

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