Artist Profile by Brendan Burdzinski 2019 - 2020 Visual Artist Residency Exhibition: Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. Produced by the Phototville Festival 2020 Supported by Duggal Visual Solutions October 3 - December 6, 202 On-view on the exterior of Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand St). 2019-2020 Visual Artist AIRspace residents Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Arisleyda Dilone, Alicia Mersy, and Charisse Pearlina Weston share work they developed during their residency period at Abrons Arts Center. The exhibition will be presented at Abrons, at Henry Street Settlement Campus sites, and online. Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.’s photography will be presented outdoors on the exterior of Abrons Arts Center in partnership with the Photoville Festival 2020. His photographic works visualize moments of contemplation, self-possession, and intimacy. The ambiguous nature of the photographs is in favor of an expansive, incoherent, and timeless regard for what is pictured. Similar to how experiences are layered in memory, he considers how a singular moment may be recontextualized to glean something comprehensive, new, or unplanned for. Elliott Jerome Brown Jr’s (b. 1993, Long Island) photographic works visualize moments of contemplation, self-possession, and intimacy. By privileging the interiority of individuals and communing groups, my work is invested in how people make space and less how they become clear to others. The Photoville Festival, New York City’s FREE premier photo destination, returns for a ninth year in a different way – online community and artist programming plus photo exhibitions in public spaces throughout New York City. This annual community gathering features public exhibitions, virtual online storytelling events, artist talks, workshops, demonstrations, educational programs, and community programming. The Photoville Festival provides an accessible venue for photographers and audiences from every walk of life to engage with each other, and experience thought-provoking photography from across the globe – with free admission for all! The full public exhibition and online programming schedule will be announced on August 28, 2020. For more information please head to 2019-2020 Visual Artist AIRspace Residency Exhibition is supported in part by a generous grant from the Avery Arts Foundation, the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.