Park Slope Artist Evan Sklar Draws Brooklyn

‘Shops Building, Prospect Park’


    “I draw to see what the world around me looks like drawn,” says Park Slope-based photographer and artist Evan Sklar.

    Two years ago, he started drawing Brooklyn by night using his finger and an iPad app. His evocative and expressive depictions of Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights have since expanded to include daytime scenes and places as far away as San Francisco.

    “What’s fun about drawing is that it liberates you from the literal and physical qualities that are intrinsic to photography,” he says.

    The artist will exhibit his latest work at powerHouse on 8th, a bookstore and exhibition space at 1111 8th Avenue in Park Slope, from October 21 to January 31.

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    ‘Corner of 7th Street and Prospect Park West at Night’

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    ‘Willow and Middagh Streets’

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    ‘Minnie in Vestibule’

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    ‘View of the Gowanus From the Elevated Tracks of the F Train’

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    ‘Brooklyn Brownstone Street at Dusk’

    Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in the Spring/Summer 2017 debut issue of Brownstoner magazine.

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