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Bradly Brown

Purification Station

2013, Plastic, Trinity River water, pecan & rose artesian charcoal, white marble chips, beach sand from Exotic Locations™, pump, and glass beverage dispenser, 50"w x 61"h x 35"d

Purification Station is a fully functioning water filter. This highly stylized interpretation of a basic filtering system is meant to suggest the commodification of an object meant to be scraped together using commonly found items: buckets, cinder blocks, sand, gravel and charcoal. I altered cinderblocks and buckets to reflect a contemporary pop aesthetic, as if it were something that could be bought at a retail outlet like Target. Purification Station functions as an art object in a healthy economy and art market; at the same time, it functions as a useful device if that economy were to fail. It attempts to open a conversation about the use of the art object and the market it is tied to, as well as the commodification of trends.

Bradly Brown - Purification Station

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.