Jeff Brouws – The Machine in the Garden

Spotlight on November 9, 2011 8:27 am

Beautiful Jeff BrouwsThe Machine in the Garden: Recent photographs 2009-2011 show is up at the Robert Mann Gallery now. Brouws photographed the last traces of railroad tracks from the 19th century. I love the idea of wandering around the woods and stumbling on history, barely showing but still completely there.

 

Railroad Landscape #77, former Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut right-of-way crossing private land (abandoned 1938), MP 5.6, view east, Winter, Husteads, New York, 2011 - Jeff Brouws/Robert Mann Gallery

Railroad Landscape #33, former Newburgh, Dutchess & Connecticut right-of-way right-of-way (abandoned 1938), MP 16.5, view south, Winter, Pine Plains, New York, 2009 - Jeff Brouws/Robert Mann Gallery

Railroad Landscape #52, former Poughkeepsie and Connecticut right- of-way crossing Buttercup Wildlife Preserve (abandoned 1909), MP 94, view north, Fall, near Stissing, New York, 2010 - Jeff Brouws/Robert Mann Gallery

Railroad Landscape #25, former Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut right-of-way with date stamp on bridge strengthened for heavier locomotives, MP 12.78, view south, Winter, Bethel Crossing, New York, 2011 - Jeff Brouws/Robert Mann Gallery

2 Comments

  • Matt Johnston

    Really glad to have found this here, i’m a huge fan of Jeff’s work and like seeing a connection between his own work and the writing for the Sheugennessy books.
    Love ‘history, barely showing but still completely there.’ also,

    Great post!
    Best
    Matt

    • Thanks so much, Matt! I am also a huge fan of Jeff’s work and didn’t realize he had a show up until the other day — I love this series! All the best, Kate

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