Earl Black’s current series, “Views of Gowanus”, depicts a hard-scrabble Brooklyn neighborhood — post-industrial, verdant and wild — between gentrified Carroll Gardens and Park Slope.

Earl Black has just begun showing his work to a wider public. His art has progressed over the years in splendid isolation, unaffected by the New York art scene.

Artist’s Statement

My body of art revolves around three themes:

  1. Everyday Brooklyn — its streets, back yards,waterways, empty lots, open spaces and interiors.

  2. Postcards from Kauai, Provence, Cyclades, Big Sur.

  3. Ruminations — live opera, long walks, food.

I depict these subjects plainly, in free hand and with abandon. My best works are unconscious happy accidents.