Wednesday, 28 October 2009

‘Corner of Chester and Green’ – William Wray

Chester and Green St_ 15_ 5 x15_5 copy

Artist Michael Newberry reckons

“the first time I saw Wray’s paintings I was haunted by similar moods I experienced in response to Raymond Chandler’s stories. The Corner of Chester and Green conveys the arid, hot, dusty and lonely atmosphere of the streets of Pasadena and surrounding areas of Los Angeles, especially when one is on foot. I find it surprising that these light brilliant colors can convey a kind of bleakness; do you sense that as well?”

Read Newberry’s full appreciation of Wray’s work here at Newberry’s blog, and if you’re in Santa Monica call in and see the exhibition of his paintings at Newberry’s gallery.

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