INSIDE Morgan Weistling • Winter Lands • Masters of the American West FEBRUARY 2017
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UPCOMING SHOW Up to 10 works February 1-28, 2017 Trailside Galleries 7330 E. Main Street, Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 945-7751
anadian artist Jeremy Browne is recognized for his paintings of rural scenes featuring architecturally dynamic buildings as the centerpiece. The works are inspired by locations he has visited, with his latest series focusing more on older properties that are not in pristine shape. “I think a lot of what I enjoy is sort of the various textures and materials used to build these locations,” says Browne. “I guess, partially, I’m doing my part to preserve the older structures that have been there for many years; as they get torn down, they disappear.” While Browne paints during all seasons, many of his pieces show off the setting in the
From the Ground Up, acrylic, 24 x 36"
wintertime. “I definitely focus more on winter scenes, largely due to the fact that with my work the building and architecture is the focus,” Browne explains. “A lot of that in the summer is obscured by the trees and foliage that’s still there. Whereas, in the winter, it’s very focused on the architecture and the textures of the stone and wood because none of that becomes obscured. Winter lends itself very nicely to more of a stillness or quiet feeling I guess.” His new paintings will be on view in the solo exhibition Timeless Serenity at Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona. Featured will be around 8 to 10 works, including a
number of winter landscapes, as well as the painting Ready for Winter that highlights the preservation aspect of his work. Ready for Winter, a fall scene, shows a structure that has since been torn down—the painting creating a lasting memory of its existence. Among the winter works is From the Ground Up, depicting a building in an old village from a natural heritage site in Ontario. The foundation of the structure was built from fieldstones and then wood and mortar was used to build it up, explains Browne. He adds, “It interested me in how things were built before all the current technology that is used. A lot of structures that
Days End, acrylic, 12 x 24"
The Slow Melt, acrylic, 12 x 20"
are built now are standard metal and built up in a day. Back then, it seemed to be a lot of work and energy that was used for the large structures.” The Slow Melt is a piece representing the transitional time from winter to spring, as the cold begins to thaw and new life is about to sprout; while Days End is a nocturnal scene
with the moon brightly lit over a landscape in solitude. Of the latter work, Browne says, “A lot of times when I do the moon, it represents the quiet sort of feel you get when you’re out in the country. You can drive from a big city for 15 to 20 minutes and it quiets down and becomes simpler and quieter—an escape from everyday
hustle and bustle of the city.” Trailside Galleries will display these and other new works from February 1 to 28. Fo r a d i re c t l i n k to t he ex h i b it i n g g a l l e r y g o to w w w. we ste r n a r tc o l l e c to r. co m