STATEMENTS: Transient Paintings, Sight Poems, and Other Works by Chris Cheek
On exhibition in Gallery 212
Reception: Saturday, May 13 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Public is invited to attend.
The Gallery will be open daily May 9th – 24th from 10 AM – 7 PM If the gallery is locked, call facilities at (707) 338-8125
My paintings are like “reverse illustration.” I seek a compelling image first, and then, as I work, a story may take shape in my head. A caption or words may find their way into the painting. The original image is often twisted into something quite different, not just a “pretty picture” but a statement, something that aims to be more critical, entertaining, significant, or surprising.
These paintings are best seen patiently and in person. Take your time!
Instructor / Artist
Chris Cheek taught art at Analy High School for 22 years; opened and ran an art supply store for 9 years; and designed, built and sold high end furniture made from reclaimed wood. Chris has always painted and made stuff. He says he refuses to leave his studio unless it is for something really worthwhile – like facilitating this gallery!