URBAN VIEWS

This work reflects my investigations of the geometry and architecture of the abandoned buildings in Northern Liberties, Kensington and Port Richmond which exist in the lower part of North Philadelphia. These neighborhoods contain many handsome structures which once provided a livelihood for the people of the area. Many of the buildings are empty, falling into disrepair, disintegrating or being demolished for gentrification. They still maintain a powerful image which draws me to them. My interest is not in accurate perspective or realistic color but rather an Expressionistic statement with some reference to the Precisionist works of Sheeler, Demuth, Crawford and Elsie Driggs.

 

I recently expanded my sources to include the huge Bethlehem Steel plant, which is being dismantled, and the recently closed Henry Weinhard Brewery in Portland, Oregon. There appears to be no dearth of subject matter in US cities as our economy moves from manufacturing to service.

PAINTINGS

FLATIRON BUILDING #1

FLATIRON BUILDING #1

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 50" X 50"

JACK FROST 1901 - SOLD

JACK FROST 1901 - SOLD

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 50" H X 45.5" W

WILLOW STEAM PLANT #1 - SOLD

WILLOW STEAM PLANT #1 - SOLD

ACRYLIC ON WOOD PANEL 24"H X 38"W

BETHLEHEM STEEL #1 - SOLD

BETHLEHEM STEEL #1 - SOLD

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 31"H X 41"W

JACK FROST TANKS #2 - SOLD

JACK FROST TANKS #2 - SOLD

ACRYLIC ON WOOD PANEL 25"H X 33"W

JAMES DOOR CHECK

JAMES DOOR CHECK

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 32" H X 40" W

SILOS

SILOS

OIL PAINT STICK, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 36" X 54"

WATER PLANT OCEAN BEACH #2 - SOLD

WATER PLANT OCEAN BEACH #2 - SOLD

BLUE WINDOWS - SOLD

BLUE WINDOWS - SOLD

OIL STICK, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 32" H X 45" W

JACK FROST STACKS - SOLD

JACK FROST STACKS - SOLD

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 32" X 48"

5TH & FAIRMOUNT

5TH & FAIRMOUNT

OIL PAINT STICK ON CANVAS 30" H X 40" W

2ND STREET HOPPER #2 - SOLD

2ND STREET HOPPER #2 - SOLD

OIL STICK, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 20.5" H X 20" W

HENRY WEINHARD BREWERY #1 - SOLD

HENRY WEINHARD BREWERY #1 - SOLD

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 50" H X 39.5" W

VIEW FROM 509 #1

VIEW FROM 509 #1

OIL STICK, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 24" H X 36" W

WILLOW STEAM #6

WILLOW STEAM #6

OIL, ACRYLIC ON ARCHES 36" H X 24" W

© CHARLOTTE SCHATZ 2018  |  ARTIST, PAINTER, SCULPTOR   |   PHILADELPHIA, PA