OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS!
We are pleased to announce an open call for local artists, art groups and organizations to exhibit in the Sorenson Gallery.
For an application click HERE!
In the Gallery
March 1 – 31 2019
The 40 Year Beginning
Original work by Chuck Call
Gallery Reception Thursday, February 7th 6-8pm
“I’m currently starting into my artistic career and going through incremental learning experiences. I’m painting to learn about myself and how I visualize the world—both representational and non-representational. I’m trying to discover my artistic voice. My artist language right now is figurative and my font (style) is expressionism. I’m trying to interpret the time and place in which I live.
I observe paintings from artists I admire and try to follow their techniques, style and motifs. I have always loved—the fauvists with their bright warms and cool shadows; the emotion of van Gogh and Gauguin; the perfection of Sargent; the experimentation of Cezanne; the beauty of Degas; the color studies of Kandinsky; the controlled chaos of Pollock; the intrigue of Diebenkorn; the buttery essence and bluish shadows (with orange halo) of Thiebaud; the simplicity of Jasper Johns; the rawness of Auerbach; the impact of Motherwell & Kline; abstract landscapes of Doug Snow; the grid technique of Chuck Close portraits; the luminousness of Rothko: and the Bay Area figurative & urban landscape paintings.
I’m not a realist and I’m not constrained to paint in a specific style or to reproduce an image. For me the process of painting is emotional and the lines, colors, texture grow out of being in-the-moment. Currently I’m painting my time and place—painting about my life. I think my journey will become more figurative and abstract as I continue. I love paintings that are almost sculptural; that you want to touch. That might be my end journey.
I hope you enjoy the beginning.