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Anthology: Ten Years of TQ – Brian Forrest

Brian Forrest, Decker Canyon #5, 2010  A Radical Arcadia – “There have always been two kinds of arcadia: shaggy and smooth; dark and light; a place of bucolic leisure and a place of primitive panic”, Simon Schama tells us in Landscape and Memory, one arcadia being “a dark grove of desire, but also a labyrinth of madness and death”. He further describes certain arcadias as purposefully and importantly untamed: “turf, gorse, heather, and timber, trees, shrubs and brushwood” of the heaths outside of 19th century London were a cherished gift to the city dwellers—landscapes of urban imagination that answered certain needs for wildness, even unruliness. In much the same way, one might perceive the unkempt oak filled, scrubby canyons in the … [Read more...]

Uneasy Landscapes – Part 5

Los Liones 3, Santa Ynez Canyon 5, Santa Ynez Canyon 4 — Photography by Brian Forrest Related Posts: Uneasy Landscapes — Part 1, Uneasy Landscapes — Part 2,  Uneasy Landscapes — Part 3, Uneasy Landscapes — Part 4 Los Liones 3 Santa Ynez Canyon 5 Santa Ynez Canyon 4 … [Read more...]

Uneasy Landscapes – Part 4

Santa Ynez Canyon 3, Decker Canyon, Polpis Woods — Photography by Brian Forrest Related Posts: Uneasy Landscapes — Part 1, Uneasy Landscapes — Part 2,  Uneasy Landscapes — Part 3, Uneasy Landscapes — Part 5 Santa Ynez Canyon 3 Decker Canyon Polpis Woods … [Read more...]

Uneasy Landscapes – Part 3

Masquetuck 1, Masquetuck 2, Windswept Bog — Photography by Brian Forrest Related Posts: Uneasy Landscapes — Part 1, Uneasy Landscapes — Part 2,  Uneasy Landscapes — Part 4, Uneasy Landscapes — Part 5 Masquetuck 1, 2013 Masquetuck 2, 2013 Windswept Bog, 2013 … [Read more...]

Uneasy Landscapes – Part 2

Santa Ynez Canyon 1, Los Liones 5, Santa Ynez Canyon 2 — Photography by Brian Forrest Related Posts: Uneasy Landscapes — Part 1, Uneasy Landscapes — Part 3,  Uneasy Landscapes — Part 4, Uneasy Landscapes — Part 5 Santa Ynez Canyon 1, 2012 Los Liones 5, 2013 Santa Ynez Canyon 2, 2012 … [Read more...]

Uneasy Landscapes – Part 1

Los Liones 1, Los Liones 2, Santa Ynez Canyon 4 — Photography by Brian Forrest Uneasy Landscapes — Part 2, Uneasy Landscapes — Part 3, Uneasy Landscapes — Part 4, Uneasy Landscapes — Part 5 Los Liones 1, 2013 Los Liones 2, 2013 Los Liones 4, 2013 … [Read more...]

Little Scenes 7&8

Little Scenes, Circa 1978, Diana Camera Contact Prints, Photography by Brian Forrest —     … [Read more...]

Little Scenes 5&6

Little Scenes, Circa 1978, Diana Camera Contact Prints, Photography by Brian Forrest —     … [Read more...]

Little Scenes 3&4

Little Scenes, Circa 1978, Diana Camera Contact Prints, Photography by Brian Forrest —     … [Read more...]

Little Scenes 1&2

Little Scenes, Circa 1978, Diana Camera Contact Prints, Photography by Brian Forrest —     … [Read more...]

Desert Series, Selection_Three

Desert Series, Selection (1991-2000), Photography by Brian Forrest — Two Roads, 1992 Dark Field, 1992 Tissue, 1996 Fence 1997 … [Read more...]

Desert Series, Selection_Two

Desert Series, Selection (1991-2000), Photography by Brian Forrest — Landing Strip, 1994 Badwater Path, 1994 Circles, 1998 Twin Trees, 1996     … [Read more...]

Desert Series, Selection

Desert Series, Selection (1991-2000), Photography by Brian Forrest — Tumbleweeds, 1997 Leaning Poles, 1996 Single Tree, 1993 Tracks, 2000 © Brian Forrest   … [Read more...]

Stars (Astronomy Series), 1990

Brian Forrest, Stars (Astronomy Series), 1990 … [Read more...]

Moon (Astronomy Series), 1990

Brian Forrest, Moon (Astronomy Series), 1990 … [Read more...]

Sun (Astronomy Series), 1990

Brian Forrest, Sun (Astronomy Series), 1990 … [Read more...]

The Loupe_Glass of Water, 1983

Brian Forrest, Glass of Water, 1983   … [Read more...]

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Brian Forrest

Inside the Artist’s Studio is an-ongoing series exploring issues  on contemporary art through direct encounters with the artists themselves. A Radical Arcadia – “There have always been two kinds of arcadia: shaggy and smooth; dark and light; a place of bucolic leisure and a place of primitive panic”, Simon Schama tells us in Landscape and Memory, one arcadia being “a dark grove of desire, but also a labyrinth of madness and death”. He further describes certain arcadias as purposefully and importantly untamed: “turf, gorse, heather, and timber, trees, shrubs and brushwood” of the heaths outside of 19th century London were a cherished gift to the city dwellers—landscapes of urban imagination that answered certain needs … [Read more...]