Please join us for the opening of this wonderful show
PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS & RELIEF PRINTS
On the tenth anniversary of the death of William Brown, The Art Shop & Chapel present a celebration of his legacy. Impregnated by myth – be it Ancient Rome or the idioms of his adopted Wales, his paintings wove the politics of his time and his own travels into the architecture of well-worn rollicking tales. Carnivalesque, eye-wateringly bright and packing a punch, the poet Lucien Suel commented, ‘even his black and white is full of colour.’ Brown was indefatigable, a bear of a man himself, producing a giant oeuvre of paintings, prints and drawings. In repeated images of polar bears, Trojan horses, the Welsh mare Mari Lwyd, man is transformed into beast, alive in his landscape of riotous colour and pattern.