Dig: An Excavation of Color
Tuesday, June 23 – Saturday, July 25
For artist Chuck Hosier, abstract painting is about expressing emotion and living in the spontaneous, creative moments that guide his process. He finds satisfaction not only in the physical act of producing his large, abstract “action paintings,” but also in the tactile nature of the chosen medium and surfaces. The feel, smell and taste of the materials, while being manipulated and applied, are just as important to the artist’s creative desires as the finished product.
Hosier often applies many layers of oil and acrylic paint, then scrapes away at the canvas with a variety of tools to reveal colors, shapes and images that were momentarily lost – much like unearthing artifacts during an archaeological dig. The process and the end result are highly emotional, raw and bold. The influences of Willem de Kooning and Gerhard Richter are clearly evident in his more recent work. Meet the artist at a reception on Friday, July 10, 7:00-9:00 PM.