David Brown

March 05, 2014 18:36 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Five Canadian artists unveil provocative new works at Fountain Art Fair, New York

David Brown leads 5 Star Collective group representing Canada at international art show

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 5, 2014) -

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Award-winning encaustic painter David Brown's mission is to raise the profile of talented Canadian artists worldwide. This quest will take an important step forward next week as he and four Canadian artists will debut under the 5 Star Collective banner - to make waves at the ninth annual Fountain Art Fair in New York City. The event runs from March 7 - 9, 2014, featuring more than 80 galleries, artist collectives and attracting an eclectic group of artists from eight countries around the world, including Canada.

"We are incredibly excited to showcase our Canadian talent at Fountain 2014 to ensure our artistic voices are heard and our work receives exposure at this global venue," says Brown. This unique annual event is catching the art world by storm attracting nearly 10,000 visitors last year, an impressive 20 per cent jump from 2012. In addition to artist booths and performing artists, this year's Manhattan event will offer provocative panel discussions to connect artists, collectors, critics and art lovers, making great art far more accessible.

WHO: Opportunity to interview David Brown about his work, 5 Star Collective and Fountain 2014

Bio and Artist Statement

WHAT: Exclusive Art Press & VIP access to preview works in New York on Friday, March 7th

WHEN: Toronto in-studio and telephone interviews available by appointment

New York media / art critic tour from 12 PM - 5PM, followed by event launch reception from 7pm - 12am

WHERE: 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue, New York City

WHY: Showcasing award winning and emerging Canadian artistic talent making a splash on the international stage


David's abstract compositions have won several awards and have appeared in numerous galleries and museums throughout Canada and the United States. His paintings are held in private and corporate collections, across North America, Europe, and Asia.

David works in successive layers of applied, scraped-off and covered-over wax in a potentially endless process of revision and discovery. Urban culture is a dominant theme defined in his narrative pieces with a hint of childish whimsy peeking through the layers. His work explores the limits of the encaustic medium while balancing non-representational image and abstract space. David's lyrical and constructivist approach contrasts delicate line-work and hard-edge geometric forms against graceful, gestural brushwork. David's colour palette places cheery pastels over cool greys, warm earth tones and lamp blacks to establish a hierarchical relationship between fore and aft.

David is a recognized leader in Toronto's creative community, he is both the founder of the 5 Star Collective and the founder and managing director of Toronto's SpeakEasy artist events that has been bringing established and emerging Toronto artists together monthly since 1996.


5 Star Collective is a newly formed collective that aims to unite and celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding artists. Dedicated to promoting individuals at all career levels 5 Star Collective provides important opportunities for its members to present their work to a global audience through the participation and involvement in international Art Fairs across North America, Asia, and Europe. 5 Star Collective was founded by David Brown, an award-winning artist who has been generously working with and promoting emerging painters, photographers, designers and illustrators since 1996. The 5 Star Collective plans to appear in art fairs in Miami and Buffalo in the coming year. Current members include: David Brown, Christopher Knights, Margaret Glew, Susan Szenes, and Mike Rowade (Raw'n Wild).


Fountain Art Fair strives to provide true accessibility between artists, exhibitors, visitors, collectors and critics. Featuring art from throughout world, presented by individual artists, commercial galleries, non-profit organizations, and artist collectives, the Fountain model provides a professional and exciting point of entry to all aspects of the contemporary art.

Fountain Art Fair has received critical acclaim for its uniquely alternative art fair model and genuine dedication to the artists and galleries who share in its vision and ideology. Celebrated as the first of a new influential generation of alternative fairs, Fountain is reinterpreting the concept of the art fair experience and paving a new path for the future of contemporary art.

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