Chuck Webster | Signals, Calls, and Marches

 
Installation photo
Installation photo
Installation photo
Chuck Webster
Outfit, 2019
Collage of drawings made on handmade paper with paper pulp painting
30 x 40 inches
 
Chuck Webster
Group Captain 2, 2019 
Collage on handmade paper with ink and watercolor 
30 x 40 inches
Chuck Webster
Storm Warnings, 2019
Collage of drawings made on handmade paper with paper pulp painting and watercolor
58 x 39 inches
 
Chuck Webster
To the Next Time Zone, 2019
Collage of drawings made on handmade paper with ink and shellac ink
30 x 40 inches

You Got Eyes (For Robert Frank), 2019
Collage of drawings made on handmade paper with paper pulp painting
30 x 40 inches

 
Chuck Webster
Hypnotize, 2019
Collage of drawings made on handmade paper
30 x 40 inches
 
Installation photo
Chuck Webster
Gargoyles, 2019
Collage of drawings made on handmade paper with ink and shellac ink
30 x 40 inches
Chuck Webster
The Hilary Step 2019
Collage of drawings made on handmade paper with ink and shellac ink
17 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches
 
Installation photo
Chuck Webster
The Academy, 2019
Collage of drawings made on handmade paper
17 1/2 x 23 inches
Chuck Webster
The Keeper, 2020
Bronze
Edition of 5
14 x 18 x 3 1/2 inches
 

Chuck Webster | Signals, Calls and Marches

On View: March 3 – TBD, 2020

Opening Reception: March 3, 2020 6-8pm

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the gallery is currently closed until further notice.

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Wishing all good health and safety, 
PLANTHOUSE

 


 

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Planthouse is pleased to present Signals, Calls, and Marches featuring new works on paper by Chuck Webster. The show includes collages on handmade paper, compiled within the last two years yet composed of drawings made over the last two decades of Webster’s career. Collaborations with Dieu Donne in which drawings are embedded in the wet sheet with paper pulp painting are the cornerstone of this show. In addition, Planthouse debuts a bronze sculpture published by the gallery in conjunction with the exhibition. The sculpture, fabricated by Excalibur in Brooklyn, is Webster’s first edition in bronze. Unique pieces in encaustic painted wood accompany the sculpture.

He has with some regularity sliced and diced bits of old drawings and watercolors—an arch here, some stones there—and affixed them to larger sheets of paper. He uses such scraps as building blocks and as ornamentation, to construct an image that feels grand in terms of scale and emotion and sheer energy. Glowing hits of color and shape, they intensify the picture, underscoring what is already glorious. 
–Andrew Russeth, 2019

 
 


Born in Binghamton, NY, Chuck Webster received a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1992 and a MFA from American University in 1996. The artist’s work can be seen in numerous public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; and The Archives of the Rothko Chapel in Houston.

In 2012, the critic Roberta Smith wrote in a New York Times review that his paintings “are also very much, if not startlingly, little big paintings: they have a strange, irrepressible scale, a largeness that exceeds their size and creates a distinctive, slightly comedic sense of intimacy … each painting is very much its own pictorial being: vulnerable, rambunctious and fully inhabited.”

He has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the 2018 National Academy Affiliated Fellow at the American Academy in Rome, The Milton Avery Fellowship at Yaddo, 2010 and 2000; the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2016; the MacDowell Fellowship, Peterborough, NH, 2004 and 2017; and the Winter Fellowship at the Fine Art Works Center in Provincetown MA, 2004. Webster lives and works in New York City.