Alex Brown | 1966 – 2019

Posted on Feb 12, 2019 in Artists, MAINFRAME News

It is with a heavy heart we share news that Mainframe Studios board member, artist and friend passed away suddenly on January 30, 2019. Alex Brown made art like no other, rocked like no other, and was simply like no other in every way.

Words cannot capture the extent of our community’s loss. We are honored to have had his presence and miss him dearly.

Alex Brown in his studio at Mainframe’s inaugural open studio event on October 21, 2017. Photo: Annick Sjobakken

Please join Alex’s family for a celebration and memorial Saturday, February 23rd at Des Moines Art Center’s Levitt Auditorium at 2:00 p.m. A reception at Mainframe Studios will follow from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Alexander Brown Obituary
DSM Magazine “Hidden Treasure,” May 2013
ArtForum “Alex Brown (1966-2019),” Feb. 1, 2019
Billboard Magazine “Gorilla Biscuits Guitarist Alex Brown Dies at 52,” Feb. 4, 2019