AboutFRED is pleased to announce Chuck Webster's first solo show in London.
Chuck Webster is known for his eccentric and eclectic abstractions, which beguile with jewel-like saturated hues and satisfyingly sensual curves and forms. Webster goes hunting through art history, haunting museums in search of shapes, lines, and colours to pilfer that resonate for him above and beyond their context. Freed from its role as a shadow, a shadow from a Bonnard still life might find a new life floating free on the canvas, its shape repeated, mutated and accentuated, creating a biomorphic form of new and heretofore unknown significance. The re-contextualized elements, each with a story of inspiration and creation, coalesce into a retelling of the experience of visual pleasure. They appear as visual riddles merged with glyphs, semi-evolved creatures attempting to communicate, fossils of a vibrant culture of a world very much like our own.
Webster's work has recently been displayed in group exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Zieher Smith, New York; Daniel Weinberg, Los Angeles; and de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich, among others. His paintings will be featured in Phaidon Press's forthcoming book, Painting Abstraction, by Bob Nickas, scheduled for 2009 publication. He lives and works in Brooklyn and Binghamton, New York.