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Chuck Webster | Signals, Calls, and Marches

March 3 – April 19, 2020

Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 3, 6-8PM

Signals, Calls, and Marches features recent 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. 

Link to John Yau's review in Hyperallergic.

Born in Binghamton, NY, Chuck Webster received a BA 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

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