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Monday, November 01, 2010

Paula B. Lantz / Charles St. Charles @ Touchstone Gallery

Folks Like Us
Paula B. Lantz
 
On, Inside, and Behind
 Faces by Charles St. Charles

November 3 – 28, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, November 5, 6 - 8:30 pm
 
Folks Like Us, a solo show of contemporary abstract artwork expressed in loose gestural figures. Her bold bright colors create a world of emotion using mixed media figure drawings on canvas and paper. Extrapolated everyday figure poses create a pattern of color and shapes deliver visions of inner beauty existing in us all. Paula’s common thread in all her works: "I seek and respond to the spiritual nature in all of us--the landscape of our souls, expressed in bold colors and simple forms."

With the faces in his new solo exhibition, Charles St. Charles works through Picasso’s question, “are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it.” His unique blend of color, abstraction, and expression acknowledge by turns man’s outer, inner, and ancestral layers.  We probably know these people.  Charles says, “if these new pieces work, it’s because it’s sometimes hard to stop looking at ourselves.”

Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Ave NW
Washington DC 20001202-347-2787
www.touchstonegallery.com

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