Title: Unknown, by Unknown
Location: 181 E. Broadway Avenue
Details: Located on the side of a hotel that doesn't exist anymore,
this piece shows an art gallery can appear anywhere.
Hmmm, you never know what you may encounter in the way of art as you
stroll around downtown Tucson. This painting is an unexpected surprise,
a break in the brick wall on which it appears. The painting of the
young women with their parasols is reminiscent of Oriental artwork,
though the figures appear more Caucasian than Japanese. I like the
colors and the whole feeling of the piece, and the way it could almost
be another window into the building, giving passersby a glimpse of what
might go on inside.
For some reason, I like the contrast between the painting suspended
near the second floor, and the painted sign advertising the Hotel
Lewis. Perhaps it, with the window, form a progression: The "Hotel
Lewis" representing what was; the window, what is; the painting what
may have never been; and the solid red brick wall providing a
permanence to all.
Copyright © 2004 S. Halversen. All rights