The Kogan Gallery presents Solomon Jamy Brown’s ” Childhood Memories” from June 13 to 16, 2019.
Opening on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 7 pm
To imagine an antagonistic project would be to evoke these children who, thinkers at night in their bed, get an idea of their future life.
Here, Childhood Memories presents adults tormented by their childhood memories.
The staged in black and white are the witness of a forgotten past, each visual element referring to a memory.
The adult ages but the object remains intact, so a dresser plays its role of Pandora’s box, like an untouchable treasure and eternal. Imagination is the only key left to the viewer to understand the images.
The shooting stage appears here as an encounter, a human exchange, nostalgic and precious.
The chosen light becomes the synonym for a certain sweetness, considered by Solomon Jamy Brown as the best way to deliver a message. In this project, knowledge, considered as an asset, gives room for reflection and carelessness.
The lost paradise closes the eyes on the reflection and the experience to privilege a thought, and an instinctive action.
But what is this lost paradise? It would be a “receptacle”, a secret garden, bursting with imagination, pleasure and naivety.
Whether the child is happy or not, he owns this little personal box. However, growing up, the child learns the truth, his vision of life becomes troubled, altered by a reality too difficult to accept.
At first sight, Childhood Memories seems to present a subject of the past. Yet these beliefs remain current and question the human about its place in society, its ambitions and its future.
Centered on the representation of this concern, the work of Solomon Jamy Brown founds the dream of a more authentic world.
The models of this project are the actors of this renaissance. The photographic work froze, for a moment, this life that passes too quickly.
96 B Rue Beaubourg, 75003 Paris
June 13, 2019 to June 16, 2019