Friday, May 25, 2012

The Unspoken Remains - Typographic Abstractions of Cecil Touchon - Nuart Gallery, Santa Fe


 Installation photos of the exhibition opening May 26, 2012 - reception 5:00-7:00pm

Unspoken Remains: 

Typographic Abstractions of Cecil Touchon

[ May 25th - June 10th, 2012 ]

Cecil Touchon is internationally renowned for his typographic abstractions in painting and collage.  Through his rigorous skill and delicate mastery, he liberates language, reducing it to a purely visual form which emphasizes the simplistic beauty and architecture of language.  These fascinating conceptual compositions are improvisational in nature each one displaying a rich tapestry of constructed gesture. There is a dynamic flow which can be seen and felt as the viewer comprehends the distillation into a transformative experience that is outside of discursive thought.

This solo exhibition continues exploration of communication as a visual dialog. He utilizes tattered texts, shards of historical posters and marks of his own making.

Cecil Touchon, was born in Austin, Texas. His artistic inspiration was ignited early and explored throughout his childhood and into his young adulthood.  He received his BFA from the University of Texas at Arlington. Throughout his career which spans over 30 years, Touchon has been collected world wide and figures prominently in the Massurrealism movement and is a founding member of the 1987 Post-Dogmatist Group. He is associated and respected among  the Art Mail and Fluxus communites. Touchon's paintings can be found in more than 45 corporate and international collections as well as having been included in the Venice Biennale in 2001 and 2009. Touchon's paintings are also in the collections of The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, the Museum of Modern Art, the Chicago Art Institute and the Tate Modern.

 

 Nuart Gallery
670 canyon road | santa fe | new mexico | 87501
[ t ]  505 988 3888
[ e ]  fineart [at] nuartgallery.com 

 





 at the opening




Monday, May 21, 2012

Last Three Paintings for Show in Santa Fe

 PDP557-558 - 44x132 inches - diptych - paper and acrylic on canvas
Based on the collage FS3124CT11. See entry for June 21, 2011.

 PDP557CT12 - 44x66 inches - paper and acrylic on canvas

 PDP558CT12 - 44x66 inches - paper and acrylic on canvas

PDP559CT12 - 48x48 inches - paper and acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Fusion Series 3215 - 3220

 Fusion Series #3215 - collage on paper - 6x6 inches

  Fusion Series #3216 - collage on paper - 6x6 inches

  Fusion Series #3217 - collage on paper - 6x6 inches


 Fusion Series #3218 - collage on paper - 6x6 inches


 Fusion Series #3219 - collage on paper - 6x6 inches

 Fusion Series #3220 - collage on paper - 6x6 inches

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fusion Series 3210-3214

  Fusion Series #3210 - collage on paper - 9x6 inches - "A Memory Snapshot" (The Danger Suite)

 Fusion Series #3211 - collage on paper - 9x6 inches - "To Reveal Fluorescence" (The Danger Suite)

 Fusion Series #3212 - collage on paper - 9x6 inches - "Changes of Routine" (The Danger Suite)

 Fusion Series #3213 - collage on paper - 9x6 inches - "Second Tongue" (The Danger Suite)

Fusion Series #3214 - collage on paper - 6x6 inches

Fusion Series 3206-3209

 Fusion Series #3209 - collage on paper - 9x6 inches - "A Distressed Gesture" (The Danger Suite)

 Fusion Series #3208 - collage on paper - 9x6 inches - "Every Voice that Spoke" (The Danger Suite)

 Fusion Series #3207 - collage on paper - 9x6 inches - "Travelers Unremembered" (The Danger Suite)

Fusion Series #3209 - collage on paper - 9x6 inches - "Disentangling Myself" (The Danger Suite)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

PDP 549 - 556


Post Dogmatist Painting #549 - paper and acrylic on canvas - 48x48 inches

Post Dogmatist Painting #550 - paper and acrylic on canvas - 36x24 inches

Post Dogmatist Painting #551 - paper and acrylic on canvas - 36x24 inches

Post Dogmatist Painting #552 - paper and acrylic on canvas - 20x20 inches

Post Dogmatist Painting #553 - paper and acrylic on canvas - 20x20 inches

Post Dogmatist Painting #554 - paper and acrylic on canvas - 48x48 inches 

Post Dogmatist Painting #555 - paper and acrylic on panel - 31.5x25.5 inches 

 
Post Dogmatist Painting #556 - paper and acrylic on panel - 33x25.5 inches

FS 3200 - 3205

 Fusion Series #3200 - collage on paper - 9x6 inches - "The House with no Pumpkins" (The Danger Suite)

 Fusion Series #3201 - collage on paper - 9x6 inches - "The Choice of Target" (The Danger Suite)

Fusion Series #3202 - collage on paper - 5x4 inches

 Fusion Series #3203 - collage on paper - 5x4 inches

Fusion Series #3204 - collage on paper - 9x6 inches - "The Two Collectors" (The Danger Suite)

Fusion Series #3205 - collage on paper - 9x6 inches - "Heading Towards the Door" (The Danger Suite)

PDP 547 and 548


FS 3192 - 3199

Fusion Series #3192 - collage on paper - 12x9 inches

Fusion Series #3193 - collage on paper - 12x9 inches

Fusion Series #3194 - collage on paper - 12x9 inches

Fusion Series #3195 - collage on paper - 9x6 inches - "Unspeakable Things" (The Danger Suite)

Fusion Series #3196 - collage on paper - 9x6 inches - "Lunch on Sunday" (The Danger Suite)

Fusion Series #3197 - collage on paper - 9x6 inches - "Silently as Usual" (The Danger Suite)

Fusion Series #3198 - collage on paper - 9x6 inches - "A Privileged Life" (The Danger Suite)

Fusion Series #3199 - collage on paper - 9x6 inches - "Meaning Neither Yes nor No" (The Danger Suite)