time and time again

#237 – december 2020

#73 detail

It’s been two years since the last post, and while I’ve let the newsletter languish, I’ve kept busy in the studio. On the horizon, a solo exhibition of new work at Eye Lounge, opening the weekend of January 15th. Eye Lounge is an artist-run collective/gallery located in downtown Phoenix and this will be the first of my two solo shows in 2021. So over the coming months, I’ll be sending out the newsletter on a more frequent basis, delving into the studio goings-on as I prepare for the upcoming exhibitions. 

2021 will be the tenth anniversary of the It Happens Every Tuesday newsletter. From 2011 – 2016, it did happen every Tuesday, and until 2018 as a monthly. Then, well, nothing. So as I blow off the dust, I thought some changes were in order. First, because I can’t promise the newsletter will go out every Tuesday, or even on a Tuesday, ( this being the exception to the rule) it’s the  kurre.art news you’ll see when the newsletter lands in your inbox.

The opening image is what I’m working on right now. Will it be ready by the 15th? An excellent question without a definitive answer. But that is the plan!

Thanks for hanging in and hanging on!

Your continuing interest in my work is much appreciated.  Charles

Dreams of the Night Sleeper

ihet – november/december 2018 – issue 236

 During one of my recent fits of organization, I pulled out several never completed canvasses. Originally these two were intended for exhibition at Perimeter Gallery, Chicago and for reasons that now escape me, their development was problematic, the paintings weren’t finished, and didn’t end up being shown. After, I put them aside and began a new group of work. Revisiting these artifacts of creative effort, their intent is reimagined, guided by the instruments of memory and experience. A dilemma resolved. A quiet and measured chronicle woven by the force of time.

      The pragmatic affair # 239                Desire’s mnemonic memoir #233

Transformation is the heart of it. It’s the gentle tug, becoming a push then a shove. A feeling of urgency driving the narrative forward.

Long press for sitter frozen #37

The  cartography of  my visual language is informed by the tangled and knotted rhythms of nature. An exploration into the fabric of remembrance. The evolution of change. The reordering of perception. 

Evolution circus #61

Then there’s the bits and pieces. In these instances harvested from my own manipulations. An orange tree remnant from the garden, on an image of trees in Superstition Mountains, (assembled from multiple inkjet prints), and photographed.

Memorial to a lifetime of achievement #173

Apple tree remnant, also from the garden, on an image of trees in Zion National Park, (assembled from multiple inkjet prints), and photographed.

Memorial to a lifetime of achievement #191

Thanks for reading.
Charles                            

Time Is The Wound – In Photos

ihet – october 2018 – issue 235

The exhibition at Eric Fischl Gallery had many special moments which truly made it a success. Now that the exhibition has ended, it’s time to put the studio back in order. First on the docket . . . editing a group of short videos that present the inspiration and ideas informing my work. I’ll get those up and posted soon. In the interim, photos of the installation.

Thanks for reading.

Charles