Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA - Nov 3 - 27
Highly admired, Michael Brophy is a well-kept regional secret, little known beyond the Pacific Northwest. His forest subjects powerfully critique clear-cutting, eco-disasters and a futile nostalgia for past Edens of evergreen trees and marshes. The paintings can be appreciated on two levels: large painted scenes and vistas; or pictures of the aftermath of natural resource extraction further complicated by climate change. Imagery is conceived in the studio after extensive travels.