far east dallas a solo exhibition of new paintings by charles walker will hang alongside facades by fracis lvingston opening this friday. charles walker received his ba in art from wake forest university and his mfa in studio arts at university of georgia. his series far east dallas is a continued exploration of abstraction started when he relocated to texas from north carolina a few years ago. charles states "all i look to art to do is to simply exist and in so existing to express something in the simplest and most direct manner possible. in my case, through a simple application and repetition of line, color, and texture i try to find the mainline into the human soul shaded by my personal perception."
painting a painting is more about listening than speaking. while in the beginning you do find yourself doing most of the talking. “this goes here. this goes there. that works, and that looks awful so get rid of it.” these are the things you find yourself declaring with your gestures. at some point in this process the painting wakes up and starts chirping at you, making suggestions about what to do next. you will be well heeded to listen to the painting at this point. sometimes you get into an argument or have a different view of things with the painting and you have to ‘blow up’ a section. this happens. you move on and keep working.
charles walker, 2015
charles walker will be at the opening this friday march 6th from 6-8 pm for the reception. all new paintings are on our website under charles' artist page. please call the gallery if you have any questions.