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June Issue 2010

Green Rice Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by Isaac Payne

Green Rice Gallery in Charlotte, NC, will present the exhibit, Charcoal Cities: Drawings of People and Places, featuring works by Isaac Payne, on view from June 4 - 27, 2010.

Charcoal Cities is an exhibition of drawings and mixed media works on paper that explore our relationship to the modern land/cityscape and the metaphorical language of images. The imagery and environments depicted in the exhibit represent people, places and things that are everywhere in general and yet nowhere specific. Payne has drawn from imagery of people, places, and structures he has gathered, over the years, in places where he has lived and travelled. He then selectively draws from them in a process of reflection and invention.
Drawing is central to all the works in Charcoal Cities. However, Payne uses charcoal in conjunction with a variety of other drawing and painting media, resulting in a subtle range of color and timbre not commonly associated with charcoal or drawing.
Payne grew up in Tacoma, WA. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2003 and his Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and sculpture from The City University of New York at Queens College in 2005. His honors include the 2002 John Paul Wrobbel Painting Prize; the 2001 Mary Seymour Brooks Scholarship for Painting; and the 2000 Sybil J. Gould Scholarship for Excellence in Drawing and Graphic Arts. Payne is a winner of New American Paintings 2010 Southern Competition, which will feature his art in issue #88. Payne's work is in the collections of Jayne and Robert Zweig and Dan K. and Linda Rocker Silverberg.
For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/344-0300 or visit (www.green-rice.com).

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