Cris Worley Fine Arts presents Steven Charles: "You and I are Living Now" opening reception
Cris Worley Fine Arts will present a solo show of paintings by local artist, Steven Charles. This exhibition marks the artist’s first solo show in Texas.
Paintings by Steven Charles are electrifying multi-layered abstract compositions that obsessively shift in spatial depth and color producing dazzling optical effects. Often embedded with found material, his combined works are known for their eerily sweet palette of acrylic paint that appear to be emerging microbial colonies, frozen in vivo. His work is highly informed by the aesthetics of surrealist and pop art, which took satirical approaches to the notion that “high” art should exist separate from forces in popular culture.
In this exhibition, the artist continues his ambitious execution of densely mapped compositions, which can often take years to complete. Playful, rigorous, and spontaneous, his works pulsate in a distinct maximalist style all their own. The title of the exhibition is an invitation, spoken directly from the work of art to the viewer, beckoning a closer look.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through June 23.