Lex Brown and Johnathan Payne
Miss Lizzie’s Lattice
September 25–November 8, 2020

Lex Brown is an artist, musician, and writer. Working fluidly across form, her work uses poetry and science-fiction to create an index for our psychological and emotional experiences as organic beings in rapidly a technologized world. She has performed and exhibited work at the New Museum, the High Line, the International Center of Photography, Recess, The Kitchen, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Munch Museum. Brown holds degrees from Yale University (MFA) and Princeton University (BA). She is the author of My Wet Hot Drone Summer, a sci-fi erotic novella that takes on surveillance and social justice. Consciousness, a survey of Brown's work spanning the past 8 years, is newly available from GenderFail. Containing documentation from 46 different videos and performances, as well as 33 original lyrics it is Brown's first book to have been acquired by the collections of the Met, MoMA, Whitney, and SFMoMA. Brown is a Lecturer in the Program of Visual Arts at Princeton University and a College Fellow in Theater and Media at Harvard University.

Johnathan Payne (he/him) is a Queer, African-American visual artist currently living and working in Iowa City, IA. He obtained a BA in art from Rhodes College in 2012 and received his MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale School of Art in 2018. Payne was a Spring 2020 Artist-in-Residence at Crosstown Arts in Memphis, TN, and is currently the 2020-21 Grant Wood Fellow in Painting and Drawing at the University of Iowa, where he is also a visiting assistant professor at the School of Art and Art History. Payne is the inaugural recipient of the Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Residency located in Columbus, OH, which he will complete in summer 2021.

Deli Gallery - All Rights Reserved 2020
Deli Gallery - All Rights Reserved 2020