The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, October 18, 2018


Latest series of paintings by Charles Christopher Hill on view at Leslie Sacks Gallery
Installation view.


SANTA MONICA, CA.- Leslie Sacks Gallery is presenting Portability, the latest series of paintings by acclaimed Los Angeles based artist, Charles Christopher Hill. The exhibition features square-format acrylic paintings on canvas ranging in size from 10 x 10 inches, 12 x 12 inches, 2 x 2 feet up to 5 x 5 feet.

While Charles Christopher Hill’s recent paintings echo themes of his older work, they invariably diverge in their own distinctive direction by way of the palette and portability. His iconic glossy, acrylic paintings of the past decade are juicy and visually stunning, but they are heavy and incredibly fragile. Hill sought to construct something lighter, brighter and invulnerable in the new paintings. He brandishes the newspaper-collaged canvases with a brilliant spectrum of colors, among them vivid turquoise, luminous marigolds and shocking pinks. Unquestionably, they are happy paintings with an element of playfulness. The variable square-format sizing introduces a modular component to this body of work, allowing for infinite installation permutations.

Throughout his career, Charles Christopher Hill has preferred the accessibility and texture of newsprint, rather than cotton based papers. Upon establishing a way of stabilizing the newsprint by counteracting its acidic nature, Hill was then free to master the manipulation of the material to fully conceive and execute his vision. Durable and moveable, these paintings are something of an illusion in their apparent tactile, weatherworn surfaces, which actually have an even and smooth finish. As always, Hill addresses the perception of surface and texture through experimentation of process and materials. He uses a lexicon of purely arbitrary recognizable shapes and patterns—squares, circles, checkers, keyholes, and stripes—but his methodology is altogether calculated and complex. There is no need for superfluous meaning or subject matter.

As a lover of anthropology, Charles Christopher Hill studies global cultures and ancient civilizations, drawing inspiration from their decorative symbols, their ritualistic practices and the connections between seemingly disparate civilizations and societies. He is particularly drawn to the Kuba textiles from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Kuba have an understanding of the formal possibilities of geometric variation and the countless combinations of shapes and colors that result. Though pure coincidence, he recently discovered that his latest work resembles very closely tantric paintings from India. The similarities are so striking one might believe they were aware of each other all along.

Charles Christopher Hill’s work is included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Musée des Beaux Arts, Angers, France; and the Total Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea among other encyclopedic modern and contemporary institutional collections.





Today's News

January 11, 2016

Turkey arrests 2 for 'smuggling 17th century Flemish artist Anthony Van Dyck painting'

Jenkins Johnson's Winter Salon exhibition presents recent works by Julian Opie

Exhibition of photographs of Marilyn Monroe by Douglas Kirkland & Milton Greene at Eduard Planting Gallery

From paintings to stones from the moon: Family of Yugoslavia's Tito await news of inheritance

Exhibition featuring a new group of canvases depicting scenes at night by Yutaka Sone opens at David Zwirner

Full steam ahead as Flying Scotsman, first steam locomotive to hit 100 miles an hour, back on track

"Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest" on view at Pallant House Gallery

In old Damascus, war, few toruists and economic downturn threaten Syrian handicrafts

Exhibition of new paintings and drawings by artist Toba Khedoori opens at Regen Projects

"Before & After the Cultural Revolution in Romania: 1971" at PostModernism Museum Bucharest

Forethought: Lyons Wier Gallery in New York rings in the new year with group exhibition

Latest series of paintings by Charles Christopher Hill on view at Leslie Sacks Gallery

Series of new paintings by James Marshall (Dalek) on view at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Mary Boone Gallery opens an exhibition curated by Piper Marshall of works by Zak Kittnick

Solo exhibitions of new work by David Armacost and Nikholis Planck open at Rachel Uffner Gallery

"Greetings From LA: 24 Frames and 50 Years" by George Porcari opens at haphazard

Exhibition at Cristin Tierney Gallery features Janet Biggs' new dual-channel work

Smithsonian announces "Latinos and Baseball" collecting initiative

303 Gallery presents a project by Sarah Meyohas

Series of re-imagined Staffordshire figures by Amy Douglas on view at Jack Hanley Gallery

Transport of the future takes many shapes at tech show

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- The Mummy poised to reclaim its title as the world's most expensive film poster

2.- Money museum showcases 1943 Cent valued at $1 million

3.- Is Robin Cunningham the Mysterious and Unknown Grafitti Artist Banksy?

4.- Freeman's autumn jewelry auction set to dazzle

5.- Phoenix Art Museum presents never-before-seen artifacts from Teotihuacan

6.- Sotheby's breaks auction record for any bottle of wine twice in one sale

7.- Buyer of shredded Banksy work goes through with deal

8.- The Frick Pittsburgh opens a major exhibition of works by Isabelle de Borchgrave

9.- Prime Minister Mark Rutte gives a history lesson in the Rijksmuseum

10.- Paris finds spot for controversial Jeff Koons tribute



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful