August 28 - October 2, 2021
From Valley House Gallery:
“When you begin to feel a part of everything you see, what could be more sacred than the refrain of an open highway?” —Lloyd Brown
Since 2005, Lloyd Brown has driven U.S. Highway 50—which crosses America from Maryland to California—to capture the essence of the country. Brown firmly believes the world is composed perfectly as it is, with no need to shift anything for the sake of composition, even the debris of habitation. Multiple panels with overlapping views give context to create a truer sense of place. Lloyd Brown states: “A place can’t feel like a real place without the explicit details that a specific time reveals. The driving force of my painting is the democratization of everything. With everything being equally important, nothing can be left behind.”
Over the past three years, Brown has focused his attention on open stretches and small towns along Highway 50 in Kansas, Missouri, Utah, and Colorado. His technique has shifted to pointillist mark making using acrylic on rag board. Brown’s inventive approach to framing using laminated and painted rag board in geometrically complex ways is an integral part of his unique form of landscape painting—helping us to see in new ways.
Recent museum exhibitions include “Passing Through” at the Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas, and “Rural Realism” at The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas. In 2018, Valley House Gallery published a retrospective catalogue covering 30 years of his work. Lloyd Brown lived in Texas for 21 years and currently lives and works in Utah. Valley House Gallery is honored to present our 10th exhibition of Lloyd Brown’s work.
Lloyd Brown will give an Artist Talk on Saturday, September 18, at 11:00am, followed by a Reception for the Artist until 4:00pm.
“Lloyd Brown: The Sky Should Know Me by Now (Recent Paintings of U.S. Highway 50)” will be on view at Valley House Gallery through October 2, Monday through Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm.
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