Brandon Downing : BETA PEARLS

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April 8 – May 14, 2011


Brandon Downing is a writer and visual artist originally from California. His books of poetry include The Shirt Weapon (Germ Monographs, 2002) and Dark Brandon (Faux Press, 2005), while a monograph of his literary collages from1996-2008, Lake Antiquity, was released by Fence Books in late 2009. A long poem, AT   ME, will be released as a chapbook by Octopus Books this Fall, while his next collection, Mellow Actions, will be published by Fence in 2012. In 2007 he released a feature-length collection of collaged digital shorts, Dark Brandon: Eternal Classics, with a 2nd volume forthcoming in 2011.

His work has been featured at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Bronx Museum, the Walker Arts Center, and the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, among many other public venues, and will be the subject of two shows later this spring at Shore Gallery and Three Rivers Gallery, both in Provincetown, MA.

Online, many of his video pieces can be found at his You Tube Channel,, while photographic and other work resides at

He currently co-curates the Poetry Time at Space Space reading series in Ridgewood, New York, and lives in Astoria, Queens

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