DEAN BROWNROUT MODERN/CONTEMPORARY LAUNCHES
Simultaneous announcement of Amy Greenan representation 

January 2, 2013—Buffalo, NY—Dean Brownrout announces the formation of Dean Brownrout Modern/Contemporary, a firm specializing in showcasing artists and artworks connected to Western New York.

This announcement marks the cessation of 20th Century Finest, his former company. Since 2004, under that name, Brownrout presented art and art events with a focus on Western New York legacy artists.

“I’m excited to launch the new name and brand—with the representation of Amy Greenan,” Brownrout said. “Amy is an incredibly strong artist, with whom I feel an aesthetic affinity; I am confident that this relationship will be supported by our new look, and build a wider audience and greater value for her work. The new identity, with an elegant logo designed by artist Julian Montague, reflects our growth as a company. It articulates an evolving business strategy that incorporates contemporary artists and art events.”

Brownrout, a Buffalo native, lived and worked in New York City from 1983 until 2002, when he returned to Western New York after a fruitful entrepreneurial career in the music business. His passion for Western New York art was awakened when he viewed the work of Martha Visser’t Hooft at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. 

He is the representative of the estate of Catherine Burchfield Parker (1926-2012).

Dean Brownrout Modern/Contemporary (deanbrownrout.com) offers art consultation services, artist and estate representation, and select event management and production.

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About Amy Greenan: Fine artist Amy Greenan was born and raised in Western New York. She studied at SUNY Purchase (BFA, 1993), and the University at Buffalo (MFA, 2007). Her first post-graduate solo show in 2009, part of the TopSpin Series introducing emerging artists at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum, brought her to the attention of serious collectors and institutions. Her work has since been shown internationally, and has been accessioned into the permanent collections of the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY, the Gibson Gallery at SUNY Potsdam, and the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS.

About Julian Montague: Julian Montague is a widely exhibited artist and graphic designer. He is best known for his long-term art project, which developed a system of classification for stray shopping carts. The project was published as a book, “The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification” (Abrams) in 2006. He is represented by Black & White Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.