Every path goes somewhere

ihet – january/february 2019 – issue 123

Every path goes somewhere, so to discover where this particular path would take me . . . I drew this map.

. . . I thought likely to steer toward something akin to this . . .

. . . but instead, it guided me here . . .

Ever since the exhibition at the Fischl Gallery, I’d planned to update the web site with the recent work, but it seems a task always at the bottom of the list. Meanwhile I was working on another group of mixed/manipulated media studies toward what became the painting reproduced here. It was this process that inspired me to dive in and re-design the entire website. Besides a new format, I’ve updated the painting portfolios, added a section for the mixed media studies and drawings, and a section for the objects I make, beginning with work from the Monuments Series of vignettes. I’m still adding content to all the portfolios, so take a look, and check back soon! charleskurre.art

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Dreams of the Night Sleeper

ihet – november/december 2018 – issue 236

┬áDuring 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

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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.

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