“Roger Brown & Miesian Metropolitanism” Opens
“Roger Brown and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe were towering figures in their respective practices—beacons of pure intention and masterful execution,” relays the Edith Farnsworth House in a release. “Many of Brown’s paintings ruminate on buildings and contemporary cityscapes, and architecture was central to Brown and his life partner, George Veronda, an accomplished architect and designer. Not by accident, Mies’ restrained architectural compositions double as exceptional showcases for Modern art, in both residential and commercial contexts. This exhibition will put their work side-by-side to provide a fresh perspective on the aesthetic interplay and philosophical crosscurrents that informed the careers of two of the twentieth century’s most distinctive creative minds.” This includes Brown’s piece, Me’s Modern City: View from the Veronda.”Edith Farnsworth House, Plano, August 7-November 27.