Colton Brock's 810 N. 4th St.
Artist: Colton Brock
Medium: Oil on Canvas
This house was forever in the midst of the Roosevelt scene. Long boarded up, this house was always sort of mysterious and attractive to historic home lovers. Myself and photographer friend Charles Darr would make trips around town shooting and we ended up shooting this house on more than one occasion. The last visit we found that the house had had a fire, and soon after the lot was cleared. This house and the subsequent drawings and paintings are a reminder of how our urban environments can be so ephemeral.
The countdown to Best of Phoenix continues! Last year, we profiled 100 Creatives who made a mark on the local arts scene. This year, we'll have 100 creative representations of Phoenix. No scope or requirement on medium or size -- we'll include photography, painting, sculpture, video, installation, literary, and more. What do you see when you Imagine PHX?
95: Allison Elliott's Walls of Downtown Phoenix
94. Fausto Fernandez's Grid City
93. Chikara Kakizawa's Ship Out of Water
92: Dayvid LeMmon's Process / Gentrification
61. A Military Parade in Phoenix (c. 1888)
58. Brad Armstrong's Phoenix Carnival
57. B. Spiderman's "... And I Never Did Get That Pony Either"
And, hey! It's lunch time. Check out Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes for some foodie inspiration.
Have a suggestion for a Phoenix icon by a local creative? Leave it in the comments section or email Claire.Lawton@newtimes.com
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