850 Third Ave Gallery // 4 Large Scale Pieces

Inspired by the poem, “The Red Wheelbarrow,” by William Carlos Williams, Malcolm Brown created these images using vibrant color, texture and unique aspect to transform quotidian environments into scenes of aesthetic curiosity.  These images offer an abstract calm to what’s often considered chaotic, busy or even unpleasant.  They are also about layers and surfaces – both seen and unseen.  The graffiti markings exist in their own countless layers, hidden and exposed in the urban landscape of buildings and infrastructure.  Similarly, the droplets in Menemsha Rain create the presence of the layer of glass that otherwise would go unnoticed.

The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams
so much depends
upon
a red wheel
barrow
glazed with rain
water
beside the white
chickens.

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