The grid is the quintessential human organizing principle, corralling space, movement, energy, thought. Consider: city planning, the electrical grid, graph paper. From its earliest promise to hold, contain, and control, the grid has faced off against the inevitable disintegration of order, the dissolution of fixed form into chaos. Entropy and the Grid is a study of this process in four parts.

Entropy and the Grid
Nancy D. Brown Entropy and the Grid
Broken Grid and Domestic Mysteries III
Nancy D. Brown Entropy and the Grid Digital prints on aluminum Dibond, mounted on maple panel
Domestic Mysteries III
2015
Digital prints on aluminum Dibond, mounted on maple panel
48" x 48"

Nancy D. Brown Entropy and the Grid Found and re-purposed household materials and objects, digital images on paper, stake flags, Hydrocal castings
Energy Unleashed
2017
Found and re-purposed household materials and objects, digital images on paper, stake flags, Hydrocal castings
Dimensions variable (minimum 48" x 96" x 15")
Nancy D. Brown Entropy and the Grid
Energy Unleashed and Energy Muted
2017

Nancy D. Brown Entropy and the Grid
Energy Unleashed (detail)
2017
Nancy D. Brown Entropy and the Grid
Energy Unleashed (detail)
2017

Nancy D. Brown Entropy and the Grid
Energy Unleashed (detail)
2017
Nancy D. Brown Entropy and the Grid
Energy Unleashed (detail)
2017

Nancy D. Brown Entropy and the Grid Hydrocal castings, MDF panel, shelf
Energy Muted (detail)
2017
Hydrocal castings, MDF panel, shelf
Variable (minimum 24" x 24" x 10" grid of four)
Nancy D. Brown Entropy and the Grid Hydrocal castings, MDF panel, shelf
Energy Muted (detail)
2017
Hydrocal castings, MDF panel, shelf
Variable (minimum 24" x 24" x 10" grid of four)

Nancy D. Brown Entropy and the Grid Heavy gauge wire fencing, Hydrocal castings, MDF panels
Broken Grid
2017
Heavy gauge wire fencing, Hydrocal castings, MDF panels
72" x 48" x 7"
Nancy D. Brown Entropy and the Grid
Broken Grid (detail)
2017

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