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GROUP SHOWS & OTHER STUFF

When left on my own I tend to paint in series.  However, to widen my range, I sometimes get involved in group showings and other enjoyable side-projects.  This gallery is dedicated to some of this additional work. 

Titles & Descriptions
The images here vary widely in subject and theme and roughly span a time period of 2005 up to the present.

Paintings:
1) Title: Tom Dooley & The Garuda Lion (2012).
Dimensions & Medium: 15x20 in. – Oil on Wood.
Description: Mr. Dooley explains his position to a sympathetic presence

2) Title: Tri-Acid Park (2012).
Dimensions & Medium: 15x15 in. – Oil on Canvas.
Description: Okay like in no way whatsoever am I advocating the casual usage of LSD… if not done properly that stuff can really throw you a curve. But, if taken in the right setting, in the right dosage, with the right people and emotional atmosphere, LSD does seem to have some truly remarkable evolutionary properties… which is kind of what this painting is about. “WGAPT” group show piece – WWA Gallery. 

3) Title: Yami Crushing Flowers (2012).
Dimensions & Medium: 18x24 in. – Oil on Canvas.
Description: Yami (the mistress of death) taking advantage of industrial technology. “Dark-Pop,” group show piece – Last Rights Gallery

4) Title: Yama & The Dead of Antietam (2012).
Dimensions & Medium: 30x36 in. – Oil on Canvas.
Description: Yama (the lord of death) discerning souls of the American civil war. “Juxtapoz 18,” group show piece – Copro Gallery. 

5) Title: Song of Solomon (2011).
Dimensions & Medium: 26x26 in. – Oil on Canvas Panel.
Description: A commentary on the fine line between lust & unconditional love.  This piece features a farmer who is confronted and moved by the magnificence of nature on a daily basis, but can never interpret such without being diluted by the wanton object of his superficial yearning. “Geneses to Revelations,” group show piece -- Copro Gallery. 

6-10) Title: Selected Background Stills for Dead Meadow’s “Three Kings” film. (2010).
Dimensions & Medium:  All 18x24 in. – Acrylic on Canvas Panel.
Description: All six of these pieces were produced as backgrounds for the animation sequence         in the live concert film “Three Kings” from the band Dead Meadow. They borrow from a diverse range of influences including: Arnold Böcklin, Grant Wood & Theodor Kittelsen.   

11) Title: Saint Benedict & The Riddle of Celibacy (2016)
Dimensions & Medium: 27x27 in. – Oil on Canvas. 

12) Title: The Hypothesis of Linda Keith  (2016)
Dimensions & Medium: 44x63 in. – Oil on Canvas.

Drawings:
1) Title: “Cassandrian Exodus” Fiver’s Foresight & The Long Hare of Death-1 (2011).
Dimensions & Medium:   18x26 in. (apprx.) Graphite, Ink & Watercolor on Paper.
Description: This is the center piece in an ensemble of 5 images that revolve around R. Adams’ story: “Watership Down." These were included in the group show (curated by Greg Simkins for Gallery 1988) entitled: "INLE.” They feature four drawings of rabbits from various social castes: Aristocracy, Priestly, Merchant and Peasant. I used traditional playing card suits (which is what they originally represent) to symbolize each of these classes. I also show these various suits sealed in jars to demonstrate that each of these four rabbits feel safe and secure in, but are existentially limited by their social roles. However, in the fifth/central drawing we see Fiver (the visionary of the story) challenged by the presence of death & class which he must negotiate and transcend if he is to fulfill his destiny. Finally, I’ve included the temple serpents (from the original Cassandra) licking Fiver’s ears clean and therefore providing him with the unfathomable, yet driving vision of things to come. 

2) Title: “Cassandrian Exodus” Fiver’s Foresight & The Long Hare of Death-2 (2011).
Dimensions & Medium:   5 ½ x 9 ½ in. Graphite, Ink & Watercolor on Paper.
Description:  Aristocracy caste.   

3) Title: “Cassandrian Exodus” Fiver’s Foresight & The Long Hare of Death-3  (2011).
Dimensions & Medium:   6 ½ x11 ½ in.  Graphite, Ink & Watercolor on Paper.
Description: Merchant caste. 

4) Title: “Cassandrian Exodus” Fiver’s Foresight & The Long Hare of Death-4 (2011).
Dimensions & Medium:   6 ½ x11 ½” Graphite, Ink & Watercolor on Paper.
Description: Priestly caste.  

5) Title: “Cassandrian Exodus” Fiver’s Foresight & The Long Hare of Death-5 (2011)
Dimensions & Medium:   8 ½ x 13 ½ in. Graphite, Ink & Watercolor on Paper.
Description: Peasant caste. 

6-10) Title: Selected Character Comps for Dead Meadow’s “Three Kings” film. (2010).
Dimensions & Medium:   8 x 10 in. Graphite, Ink & Watercolor on Paper.

11) Title:  The Burden of Modern Mobility (2008).
Dimensions & Medium:   16x23 in. Graphite & Watercolor on Paper.
Description:  “Carnivoria” group show piece -- L’imagerie Gallery.

12) Title:  The Taste of Fuzzy Dice (2008).
Dimensions & Medium:   16x23 in. Graphite & Watercolor on Paper.
Description: “Carnivoria” group show piece -- L’imagerie Gallery. 

13) Title:   Chance Dances With Cars (2008).
Dimensions & Medium:   16x16” Graphite & Watercolor on Paper.
Description: A continuation on Grant Wood’s “Death on the Ridge Road,”
“Carnivoria” group show piece -- L’imagerie Gallery.

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 Copyright 2010 | Charles Wish

Copyright 2010 | Charles Wish