A series of theatrical tableaux exploring the nature of desire. The Desire Series explores four aspects of desire in a woman’s life.
An installation using painting, sculpture, voice and music in collaboration with singer/songwriter Sarah Symons. Fear No Evil illuminates the lives of four heroic young New Yorkers who are using the power of their African, Caribbean, Native American, and Southern heritage to create harmony out of the desolate void they experienced growing up in the ghettos of New York City.
A series of New York cityscape drawings using landscape and color to convey emotion and metaphor.
A life-sized portrait and sculpture series in monochromatic blue, narrating the lives of inner city families. Three themes are embodied: children who are struggling in the deep waters of poverty, racism and despair; the healing and uplifting power of these children’s collective heritage; and the people who use their vision to heal their own communities.
Life-sized portraits and cityscapes of construction workers and construction sites, exploring heroism in everyday life.
A performance art series about love, disguises, and lunch.
A multimedia exhibition including large-scale drawings, sculptural installation, and video. Brookie uses biblical themes as cultural reference points juxtaposed with controversial contemporary issues. In this manner she addresses the political ideology of the present, while receiving universal context from the past. Each drawing in Trilogy depicts a woman taking on an impossible task.
A multimedia exhibition featuring drawings and sculptural installations by Brookie Maxwell and video by Jesse Hawkes / RAPSIDA of Rwanda. The exhibition addresses the roots, repercussions and reparations of genocide. The exhibition uses art to address genocide prevention and explore the relationship between Africa and the United States, clarifying why Rwanda matters so much to us today. Rwanda Mon Amour is inspired by the courageous work of the Rwandan people to heal and progress since the 1994 Genocide.
The descriptions of these bodies of work were taken directly from documents written by Brookie Maxwell.