Deborah Brown: Freewheeling

Deborah Brown, Heap, 2012, oil on canvas, 70 x 80 inches (courtesy of The Active
Deborah Brown, Heap, 2012, oil on canvas, 70 x 80 inches (courtesy of The Active Space)

James Kalm visits the exhibition Deborah Brown: Freewheeling at the Active Space, Brooklyn, on view through July 1, 2012.

Kalm notes: "Brown has transformed her neighborhood views into near fantasy scenes that conflates science-fiction landscapes with Color-Field abstraction. Tall stacks of flattened cars on towers recall the scaffolds of Indian burial platforms, and the hulking vertical tanks of cement factories loom large as temple steeples."