Parker's Box



Born 1969 Washington DC, USA, lives and works in Brooklyn, USA

In his recent solo show at Parker's Box, Extravehicular Activity, Brower's preoccupation with the Apollo moon mission era - its reality, mythology, and artistic and social parallels - was presented through his idiosyncratic rendition of a Lunar Excursion Module: the artist presenting its existence as a relic of pioneering American achievement, while simultaneously lingering as a symbol of disappointment and wastefulness. Brower is resolutely an artist who makes things, as a result of his own curiosity, research and experimentation with the world around him.

Making artworks that pertain to the built environment, and the conditions that both make possible and impede the artist's ability to produce artwork at all, Brower's practice stems from questioning his own place in the world as artist and individual, and gravitates involuntarily towards metaphor on multiple levels- from the humble to the grandiose.

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SOLO show
2010 BPL 003, Moranic Mission to Montana, Esther M. Klein Art Gallery At The University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA, and Visions West Gallery, Livingston, Montana
2009 Pre-Launch Operations Test (PLOT) And Bake Sale, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, New York
2007 BPL: Brower Propulsion Labatory,Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
Munin And The Search For Life On Earth, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, USA
2004 Extravehicular Activity, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
2000 Vacuum, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy
1999 Steven Brower, Vienna Secession, Vienna, Austria
Utility, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, USA
GROUP show
2010 WNTRSLN, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
2009 Finding Work: Representing Labor In Contemporary Art, curated by Keith Miller, Gallatin Galleries (NYU), New York
2008 Steven Brower and Wendy Klemperer, Union College, Schenectady, USA
2007 BPL-001, Memorial Service for Conrad Carpenter, Royal International Pavilion, Llangollen, Wales, UK
2006 Installation of LEM, Museum of Flight, Seattle, USA
2005 Summer Selections, The Fields, Art Omi, Ghent, USA
2002 Crafting Space, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ghost Town, Forde Espace d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
2001 Pay Attention, Please, Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro, Italy
Chain Reaction: Rube Goldberg and Contemporary Art, Williams College, Williamstown, and Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
2000 Genealogy, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Dreams in the Void: Post-Heroic Visions of Space, Temple Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
1999 Modell-Wirklichkeit, Art Gallery of Munster, Munster, Germany
What Your Children Should Know About Conceptualism, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen and Potsdam Germany
Construction Drawings, Kunst-Werke Berlin, Berlin, Germany
1998 Little Worlds, Dunlop Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Some Young New Yorkers II, PS1, New York, USA
1997 Picturing: Art According to The World, Bard College, Annandale-on- Hudson, USA
Wit, Whimsy, and Humor, College of New Rochelle, New York, USA
1996 Close to Home, Lehman College, Bronx, New York,USA
1995 Hick, E.S. Vandam, New York, USA
Creation/Recreation, Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York, USA
Form Follows Dysfunction, Group exhibition curated with Robert Kalka, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA
1991 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. (Full Scholarship) BFA, Highest Honors
2009 Contribution, Brecken Ridge, WVA, High-Tech Ghost Town, Shifter Magazine, issue 15
2008 Lecture, How To Start An Aerospace Company Without Really Knowing Anything, SIAS University, Xinzheng City, China
2007 Contribution, "Our Comic Book," The Comic Book Project, UK
2005 Advertisement's page, Cabinet Magazine, issue 17
2004 Visiting Lecturer, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
Visiting Lecturer, Cal State University, Bakersfield, USA
2001 Residency Art in General, New York, USA
2000 Residency, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
1997 The Writer's Project, P.S. 1, Long Island City, USA
Panel discussion, Visions of Masculinity-Images of Power, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, USA
1996 Visiting lecturer at Long Island University at C.W. Post
Letter From Black Mountain College, article for ANY Magazine
1993-1996 Curated Exhibitions CHAMBER 1--6, New York, USA
2008 Lebowitz, Cathy, Steven Brower, Art In America, September
Kalm, James, Brooklyn Dispatches Authentic Beauty, or The Real Phony, The Brooklyn Rail, February
Steven Brower, The New Yorker, January
Kalm, James, Steve Brower’s “BPL” At Parker’s Box, Wagmag, January
2005 Connally, Siobhan, Steven Brower, Artist, The Artful Mind, June
Ragaini, Robert, Omi, The Art Has Landed, Register-Star, June 16
Amy, Michael, Review Steven Brower, Sculpture, April
2004 Sloterdijk, Peter, Spharen III,Schaume, Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main
2002 Siegal, Jennifer, ed, Mobile, The Art of Portable Architecture, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, USA
2001 Kiendl,Anthony, and Jeanne Randolph, Little Worlds, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Collu, Cristiana, Fernando Castro, Luca Beatrice, Alberto Ruiz, and Gianni Canova, Pay Attenti(on) Please, MAN, Museo d'Arte della Provincia di Nuoro, Skira editore
Milan Bell, Jonathan, ed, Carchitecture, Birkhauser/August Media, London
Fallon,Roberta, Philadelphia Story, Philadelphia Weekly January
2000 Laird, Tessa, Genealogy Mike Stevenson and Steven Brower, Eyeline, Spring
1999 Marcoci, Roxana, Steven Brower: From White Cube to Infrastructure, Trans 6
Miller, Keith, Review Utility, Art Papers, July/August
Canning, Sue, Steven Brower Utility, Sculpture, July/August
Carr, C., Handyman's Special, New York Village Voice, June 4
Halle, Howard, Steven Brower: Critics Pick, TimeOut NY, March 31
Johnson, Ken, Review, Utililty, The New York Times,, March 19
Damianovic,Maia, Catalogue Essay, Side Show, Lombard/Freid
1997 Dykstra, Jean , First Exit To Brooklyn, Art & Auction, December
Mumford, Steve,Stalking the Soho Dodo, Review, January 10
Cotter, Holland, Review, The Experimenters, The New York Times, January 10
1996 Pascucci, Ernest, Review Downsize, Art Forum, November
Zimmer, William, Honoring Women As Keepers of the Home, The New York Times, October 20
Smith, Roberta, Review Downsize, The New York Times, July 19
Canning, Susan, Review Downsize, New Art Examiner, July 10
Arning, Bill, Review Downsize, Time Out New York, July 10
Levin, Kim, Review Downsize, CHOICES, Village Voice, July 2
Harrison, Helen A., Artists Who Make Work Out of Play, The New York Times, July 1

Parker's Box
193 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY 11211