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CWWYX, Winter Exhibition featuring Chesley, Williams, Wimberly and Yaghjian


(Above: Exhibition invitation. Click on this or any image to enlarge.)

CWWYX

(The initials CWWYX stand for Chesley, Williams, Wimberly, Yaghjian and the Roman numeral for “10”….X. This is the tenth annual WINTER EXHIBITION.)

January 22 – February 2, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, January 22, 2010 from 6 – 9 PM

Gallery 80808/Vista Studios
808 Lady Street in Columbia’s downtown arts and cultural district

Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday from 1 – 5 PM

LAST DAY: Tuesday, February 2, 2010

For additional information, please call the gallery at (803) 252-6134

(Above: Mickey and Marilyn. Oil by Edward Wimberly. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: Glossary II by Mike Williams. Acrylic and ink on canvas. 30″ x 30″. 2009. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: Detail. Acrylic on linen by Mike Williams. 2009. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: Steel Fish by Mike Williams. 2009. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: Twilight, Venus. Oil on Masonite by Stephen Chesley. 10″ x 7″. 2009. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: Twilight, Sandbars. Oil on masonite, 8″ x 8″. 2010 by Stephen Chesley. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: River, Twilight. Oil on masonite. 20″ x 18″. 2009. Stephen Chesley. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: Stephen Chesley’s Leaves. 10″ x 7″. Oil on masonite. 2009. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: Stephen Chesley’s Twilight, Island. 10″ x 7″. 2009. Oil on masonite. Click on image to enlarge.)

Regarding the upcoming exhibition, Stephen Chesley wrote the following “stream of consciousness” statement that embodies the feel, tradition, inspirations, and anticipation of the upcoming tenth anniversary WINTER EXHIBITION:

Once again a kite takes the wind and four of the kings musketeers rally for a mid winter respite ,,,,this event,,, the tenth… a decade,,,,,ten years,,a century…last man standing,,, familiar patrons and artist will gather at the usual place while all around seems to have moved on ambling, jesting, in the name of progress, or ambition, or Higgs bosons…and the four artist: Chesley,Williams,Wimberly,Yaghjian unveil another brace of ideas in art, a cool anchor for a late January crowd to reflect on and start the new horizon. Its a conundrum to ponder the circuitous route of these four artist ;Yaghjian ;from New York through Atlanta, the 60’s lingering,,trials and hard tenacity,,old mirrored leaf frames with birds,,,the artistic family heritage,,Star dog,,,and young ballerina shoes that showed up one day,,Wimberly; through hand grenades in Italy, coast guarding the Outer Banks, southern well-written, cats on roofs, a last milk-skinned blue eyed wild girl in the family tree and Finland,, the proper condensate on a perfected mint julep,,and fisherman’s punch gleaned from the entire melee,,Williams; from Sumter Prothro backroads ,Chevys,,sooty welding shops,hot summer signs,, shot gun netting and finessed catfish lines,,heavy impasto to repay wild places, Grant Wood gothic, two kittens both types,, invisible wild ways ,,,,Chesley; from upstate New York , a Trailways bus to 50’s beaches ,,,,the last beatniks, the sea under and over,, set aside hotel room gallerys,,and stop lights blinking off-season solitude. These four offer a revisit with the usual suspects for a few hours of art and visor lifting ,,,,,,in a new year,,,,,finally,,,with two numbers again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,like the old days.


(Above: David Yaghjian’s Transition. Acrylic and Chalk. 2009. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: David Yaghjian’s Temptation of Anthony. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: David Yaghjian’s Armenian Man. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: David Yaghjian’s Angel. Oil. Click on image to enlarge.)

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