Grace Brown’s fascination with dislocated civilisations, lost cities and dystopian futures feels eerily prescient of the year we’re having. The difference being mainly that Grace’s mission is to transport her viewer to a weirder, more mysterious realm. Never did she expect us to be living in one!
Despite this uncanny parallel, the artful, maze-like constructions she makes under under the moniker Oh Hey Grace still function beautifully as an escapist portal from our currently stationary lives! Inspired by the works of M. C. Escher, her tiny twisting cities resemble miniature metropolises.
Though 2020 has been a whirlwind for all of us, this unforgettable year has yielded a shift in Grace’s practice. Still retaining her geometric architectural silhouettes, she has stepped away from functional objects to explore the more sculptural side of her craft. Ahead of Lost Worlds, her debut solo show at Stockroom in Kyneton (on now until November),