James hd Brown: Life and Work in Mexico is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California.
Born in 1951 in Glendale, CA, James hd Brown relocated with his family to Oaxaca, Mexico in 1995 where he founded Carpe Diem Press. Collaborating with Gabriel and Judith Quintas of Linotípográfica Quintas, Brown creates limited edition artists’ books featuring the work of influential artists from the United States and Mexico. He often includes original prints made by the artists to be inserted in the books themselves. Some of the artists included in the Carpe Diem series are Joan Jonas, Graciela Iturbide, Kiki Smith, and Francisco Toledo. Brown will be producing a new book with Graciela Iturbide especially for PST: LA/LA.
Brown’s exhibition will also feature his “My Other House” series, begun in 2009 and worked on continuously since then. Brown’s works, along with Carpe Diem Press books will be installed in the four main galleries at the USC Fisher Museum of Art.