This April Causey Contemporary
presents two solo debut exhibitions to the gallery. Run From View will feature the unique black and white silver gelatin prints of photographer Chuck Kelton. Also on view will be Day For Night, the latest series of paintings by Shelton Walsmith.
Run From View | Chuck Kelton
The exhibition Run From View represents the newest photographic explorations of Chuck Kelton. Drawn from autobiographical experiences, the work celebrates the chaos and fragmentation of life. Kelton constructs abstracted images which become narratives saturated with metaphorical structure. Inspired visually by landscapes these images tend to be more mythological than temporal. The work clings to classical black and white techniques, Each photograph will be executed as editions of three with the prints within each edition having slight variations.
Chuck Kelton is the owner of Kelton Labs in New York City. For the last twenty five years Kelton has worked as a master printer producing exhibitions, and advertising campaigns for photographers worldwide. His clients have included Lillian Bassman, Danny Lyon, Helen Levitt, Mary Ellen Mark, John Loengard, as well as museums and publications. His photographs are included in the collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. When not in the darkroom, Kelton teaches workshops throughout the country as well as an intensive Independent Projects Seminar at the International Center of Photography.
Day For Night/ Sheldon Walsmith
The exhibition Day for Night features three distinct new series of paintings by artist, Sheldon Walsmith. The series, La Perambulati, Ill Corallo and The New Phonetic each play with polarity. Sheldon feels it is the artist's task is to extend the expanse between black and white; between opposing forces. The paintings in Day For Night represents thispractice; like a waking dream these paintings are the fractaling seconds between dawn and dusk, fact and fantasy, experiencing and remembering.
Shelton Walsmith is a multi-media artist working in the Gowanus Canal area of Brooklyn. His work has been published by The ParisReview, Knopf, Vintage, Rizzoli Books, Unsaid Magazine, New York Tyrant and others. He has exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Prague and Austin. Walsmith is the founder and host of the event series Yardmeter Editions.