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Artist's Reception: John Chakeres at John Cleary Gallery

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Updated: Monday, January 6, 2014


Exhibition Dates: February 18 - March 17, 2012

Reception with the Artist
Saturday, February 18
6:00 - 8:00 pm

The bold, rhythmic prints by John Chakeres reveals the elegance and grit of the world around him. The Ohio native considers himself an image builder and looking at his work it is clear to see why. Chakeres's Structure series studies surface, construction, form, color, texture of the litteral constructed world. Alone each piece works as a study on construction but together the work becomes record, document, litteral brick to the larger vision of the constructed. Samples are well chosen- rough and ragged in Brick Wall; sleek and cool in City Center Wall; soft but strapped in Canvas Wall; weathered and waterlogged in Wooden Wall; hard and monumental in Concrete Wall.

Aided by quality of light, variation of color, movement of form the pieces also transcend material and construction. They become more- abstract visions, records of time, meditations on formal composition. In this light the coldness of the industrial melts away, a painterly quality emerges that softens, soothes, and calms allowing us to enjoy the sheer elegance of the planes.

For more information please visit John Cleary Gallery

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