Being a big fan of artist Chuck Tingley, I’m happy to see that he has a solo show coming up at El Museo Gallery. In recent years Chuck has been very active with public art projects, as well as showing his pieces in solo and group shows. The figures that he brings to life on canvas are emotionally expressive, captivating and suggestive in nature.
“My current work is a reflection of my own personal memories, inspiration, longing, and lust,” says Tingley. “Through cycles of repression and displacement, painting is my way of stepping through the looking glass. Relying heavily on the human figure as my subject matter, fragments of dream and memory are refracted through a filter of emotion that is central to the theme of my work.
“My works concentrate on the emotional foundations of cognition. Through this process, layers of pencil and paint are transformed, reduced, elaborated, stored, and recovered — until a ephemeral balance is struck between deconstruction and evolution. The figure dissolves back into the tempest abstraction from which it emerges. This end result doesn’t offer resolution, or even a calculated narrative. Instead, it offers the viewer to connect the dots through their own sensation and perception.”
A free public opening reception will be held at El Museo Gallery (91 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14202), on Friday, May 1st, 2015 from 6-9pm. The exhibition runs through June 5th, 2015. Click here to RSVP the event on Facebook.
WHO: Chuck Tingley
WHAT: Memento: New Paintings by Chuck Tingley
WHERE: El Museo Gallery; 91 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14202
WHEN: Opening Reception Friday, May 1, 2015 from 6-9pm
SHOW RUN: May 1-June 5, 2015
Complimentary food and cash bar, free street parking