‘The Monumental Aspects of Nature’ at Hopkins Center for the Arts
You still have this week to take in the profound graphite and charcoal drawings of Charlie Brown (not to be confused with the Peanuts character). This Charlie Brown is an artist whose works are on display at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.
His exhibit, titled “The Monumental Aspects of Nature, is inspired by the formations found in Monument Valley, Utah.
Brown fell in love with black and white when he was a printmaker in his college days. For him black and white represents the essence and soul of nature.
His dramatic landscapes have an astounding range of gradations from the deepest most velvety blacks to the whitest of whites.
Brown’s works are so detailed that at first glance you may think they are black and white photographs. The range of gradations from dark to light and the detail are reminiscent of an Ansel Adams photograph, whose work Brown admires.
“The Monumental Aspects of Nature” is on display on the first floor lobby gallery of the Hopkins Center for the Arts through the end of the week.