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Vista Studios in Columbia, SC, Offers Works by Stephen Chesley
Studios in Columbia, SC, will present the exhibit, 107 Ordinary
Days, featuring drawings by Stephen Chesley, on view in Gallery
80808, from Oct. 28 through Nov. 9, 2010.
Paul Gauguin's reference, "..fist of a draftsman", reflects drawing as a powerful element in art. A point not unrealized and driven home by Stephen Chesley. Reflecting his affinity for the drawings of; Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Jean Honore' Fragonard, George Seurat, Vincent VanGogh, Rembrant, among others, Chesley composed 107 consecutive drawings in as many days using graphite on toned paper heightened with chinese white, in what perhaps is a Zen exercise in creativity and aspects of time.... ten years ago.
The drawings have since
been crated in wait for an emergence that emphasizes what Chesley
terms, "timepieces". This concept is clear, for in the
year 2000 the world became a different place altogether, and yet
the drawings are as new as the moment they were created a decade
ago even as seen for the first time in this century. These
drawings are of a time and a place we can no longer visit except
via the unbound mind.
"I also wanted to relate by the shear amount of drawings the notion of drawing itself, perhaps a conceptual element of "107 Days" is that it will leave a patron with the idea of drawing and add to the experience of art... and life."
For further information
check our Commercial Gallery listings, call Vista Studios at 803/252-6134
or visit (www.gallery80808vistastudios.com).
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