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David Sheldon: Openings
May 21 - Jun 15 2024 - 22 days left
The Painting Center is pleased to present the exhibition Openings, featuring the work of David Sheldon in the Main Gallery and Project Room. The exhibition runs from May 21 - June 15, 2024, with an opening reception scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd. With Openings, David Sheldon presents new paintings and sculpture, together in an installation exploring the connections between the body and inner psyche. Sheldon believes in the transformative nature of Art, that human-beings are inherently fractured, both individually and collectively, and that Art can be used as an instrument of change. His work is about the possibility of inner evolution - the growth of Consciousness and Being, becoming whole. The work, itself, becomes a ‘means to an end’ in that process. David Sheldon lives and works in Asheville, North Carolina. A multi-disciplined artist, his work has evolved over the years as both a painter and a sculptor. Sheldon received a BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1984. His time at RISD included a formative year spent painting in Rome, Italy, as part of RISD’s European Honors Program. As a grad student, he brought sculpture into the mix. His thesis show for his MFA in 1990 at the University of Maryland incorporated large-scale, mixed-media paintings, as well as sculptural works. Mentors included internationally acclaimed sculptor, Anne Truitt, and monumental sculptor James Sanborn. Sheldon worked as an assistant to Sanborn on 'Kryptos' , installed at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, 1990. Sheldon continues to create cutting-edge sculptural works in metal, as well as provocative public art. Modernist sculpture, with its emphasis on the dynamics of form and space, continues to be a major influence in his work. For more information on the artist, visit: www.sheldonstudioworks.com.
Galen Cheney: New and Used Paintings
May 21 - Jun 15 2024 - 22 days left
The Painting Center is pleased to present New and Used Paintings, an exhibition of new work by Galen Cheney. After nearly 10 years, Cheney returns to The Painting Center with a group of bold paintings that pulse with the energy and urgency to meet the current moment. With titles such as All Fours and Twisted Diva the paintings evoke sentient, breathing beings and uncoiling energies that push against the confines of the rectangle. Cheney takes a maximalist approach to getting her point across, slathering oily strokes of saturated color into writhing forms and jittery patterns that float and dive and never keep still. Galen Cheney began her formal painting education at Mount Holyoke College and received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She was born in Los Angeles though has spent most of her life in New England where she feels a deep connection to her ancestry, the land, and centuries-old architecture. Her work has been exhibited and collected in the U.S., Canada, China, the U.K. and Europe. Past residencies and fellowships include the Millay Colony, MASS MoCA, Vermont Studio Center, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, DaWang Culture Highland in Shenzhen, China, and Pouch Cove Artist Residency in Newfoundland (this August). She lives and works in North Adams, Massachusetts. For more information on the artist, visit: www.galencheney.com.