Starting October 3rd, Haldan Gallery will be hosting
the beautiful artwork of Phillip Brown.
Brown’s show, “Remnants of Disappearing Layers,” mostly features landscapes inspired by life in the mountains and environmental issues awakened in him. The exhibition will also feature figures within landscapes, interacting with the surrounding environment. Brown likes his artwork to speak to a spectrum of people and he believes landscape art opens that door of communication, drawing people into the photo-like beauty of his painted illusions. Brown’s work is mostly comprised of the oil and acrylic mediums, with sporadic usage of pastels. His compositions are painted on linen, canvas, and on panel; the featured pieces are large and small and every size in between.
The gallery’s vitrines will be a look into Brown’s world, a replica of the seemingly unorganized state of his studio; the photographs, tools, rags, and mediums he uses will be on display. His scribbled notes, test color swatches, and transparencies will narrate the in depth, conscious thought process that fuels his creations.
Listen to Phyllis Shafer’s interview with Phillip Brown on the audio wands in the Haldan Gallery. Brown speaks about growing up in the Bay Area, obtaining exemption from Vietnam, and how he started painting photo-like landscapes after possessing anti-illusionist feelings. The featured interview gives an in-depth timeline of his extensive life, which compliments the allure of his artwork.