STAND ALONE GALLERY, ARTIST ARCHIVE || Erik Braun || RFC 1087
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Chelsea/Manhattan, New York
April 2 2009

Stand Alone Gallery’s premiere one night exhibition in New York City, proved to be as rewarding as
challenging. Working closely with artist Erik Braun and Mark Herschede, Master Printer of Haven Press
we devised a method of printing and hanging his large scale typographic canvas prints. Each was
rolled for easy transport and display. In a record three hours the gallery was assembled, lit and work
hung ready for the gallery hop of the evening. Situated on the sidewalk and street on 26th Street in
Chelsea in front of what was then Rare Gallery, the show was an attraction to many who passed on
their way to other gallerys.

http://www.erikbraun.net

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Erik Braun Artist Statement

We live in a world heavily saturated by a multi-faceted media mechanism. The nuances of daily life
are digitally enhanced, broadcast and eagerly gobbled up by a vast network of patrons seeking
information with little regard for content. In this mode of progressively enhanced perception there
is a distinct shift from awareness to a hyper-awareness, which feeds with an ever increasing speed
exclusively on a relatively banal non-reality.

The anonymity of digital voyeurism has replaced the individual. Media’s role has mutated into a
completely assertive entity where identity is copied, pasted and pirated. Identity has become
something that can be painlessly amputated and live on its own, to be watched, studied and
toyed with. It is a commodity, bought and sold by the traders of vast databanks and information.
As Marshall McLuhan put it, “When a thing is current, it creates currency.

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Stand Alone Gallery_Daniel Quinn

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 ARTIST BIO: ERIK BRAUN
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Erik Braun is a Dutch born, Vermont raised artist currently residing in Brooklyn. He attended Savannah College of Art and Design, where he studied new media and printmaking.

http://havenpress.com