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William Chewning Exhibit
January 5, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - January 26, 2019 @ 3:00 PM
Chewning is an American born artist, whose distinctive artist vision focuses on realism and abstract and geometric design. Creating powerful works merging reality and imagination, William Chewning challenges his artistry with the opportunity to redefine the universe. His history of exhibitions are a retrospective testimony to years of work and evidence of a powerful new voice in contemporary art.
His career began in the seventies as the founder of Frasers Stable Gallery, an alternative space backed by Walter Hopps. In the early eighties, he spent three years at the Maryland Institute in the MFA graduate program with Sal Scarpitta and Grace Hartigan.
In the nineties, he moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains and began to paint the views and the upland birds common to the region. Landscapes with romantic skies and a Rockwell Kent feel, set him apart from predecessors.
Always searching and shifting gears from his past, he began to use symbolism and geometric abstraction. Abstract elements, balanced by shapes and color with geometric forms, define his recent work. This is his approach, transforming nature in the playground of the abstract.
At the age of 66, his work adorns some of the most exclusive spaces all over the world. He is currently at work on several large paintings for site specific projects and is available for commissions.