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Patricia Sweetow Gallery

Exhibition Detail
440 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612

November 1st, 2012 - December 22nd, 2012
November 1st, 2012 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Paintscape #11, Charles EckartCharles Eckart, Paintscape #11,
2012 , oil on canvas , 25 x 21 framed
© Courtesy of the Artist and Patricia Sweetow Gallery
East Bay
Thu-Sat 12-6; Sun 12-5; 3rd Thu 12-8; 1st Fri 12-9

Bay Area painter Charles Eckart will present 10 oil paintings in his second exhibition at PSG. With the current exhibition,Paintscapes, Eckart focuses on the material of paint, building his impasto surface with the notion that paint is it's own referent, yet still giving his viewers landscape references, such as bright colors emerging from a dark ground, or urban grays mixed with cool blues. Kenneth Baker comments, "Eckart locates, or brings into being, a focal plane where we can dwell on the pleasure of seeing paint regain the materiality it sacrifices to subject matter in most figuration. On the same plane, we experience what anyone who knows painting will recognize as real expertise."

Charles was the recipient of the Phelan Award Competition is 1965, 67 & 69. He has had exhibitions at Allan Stone Gallery in New York and Hansen- Fuller Gallery in San Francisco before beginning a long relationship with Charles Campbell who supported his work for over 20 years.


Exhibition extended through December 22. Gallery closed December 1-10, visit us at Miami Project, Booth 107

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