| Jun 18 to Jul 01 2015
212GALLERY is pleased to present an exhibition of new and early paintings by CHARLES CHRISTOPHER HILL. The gallery will host a reception for the artist on Thursday, June 18th from 6-8pm, with fine wines and refreshments generously provided courtesy of JAX VINEYARDS.
Charles Christopher Hill’s work is elegant and bold, while also extremely minimalistic and meticulous. His extensive travels in Europe have influenced all bodies of his work from early sewn works on paper to his “Kuba” and cave paintings. No brushstrokes are visible on the pristine, high-gloss surfaces of his paintings, yet the long and complicated history between artist and canvas can be observed through the layers upon layers of colored pigment that carefully reveal themselves to the viewer, outlining dramatic forms rendered by the artist in navy, merlot and black. Hill treats each painting as a diary, slowly recording each day’s progress on the surface of the canvas until the whole becomes a visual signifier of both time and process.
Charles Christopher Hill graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine. Since receiving a National Endowment for the Arts in 1993 and residing in Paris, he has been exhibited in galleries across the U.S. and Europe. His work is in the permanent collections of museums worldwide including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; the Metropolitan Museum of New York; the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Albright Knox Museum, NY; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France, among others.