by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
Roger Brown (1941-97) made art that was ahead of its time. But the Chicago-based artist died too early to get the credit he deserves. His funky sculptures and quirky paintings, memorable for their fascination with current events and impending disasters, both natural and man-made, have rarely showed up in New York since he succumbed to the effects of AIDS in 1997. He was 56.