Chuck Webster is a New York City based painter, drawer, and printmaker that conjures a world all his own within his vivid and energetic works. Webster is often inspired by architecture and art and there are traces of this cultural assimilation throughout his work. There is familiarity to the way he draws and what he conjures, as if he is connecting to something elemental present throughout human history. Webster has had a long relationship to printmaking and paper having worked with many master printers and paper makers over the years. Master printer Phil Sanders has worked on nine editions and more than 50 monotypes with Webster over the past decade.
Webster’s graphic works often begin with the paper, using vintage and handmade sheets as a primary element in the end work. The playful quality in Webster’s work comes from a reverence for the natural world and desire to discover a harmonious balance between when an art work is ready for the world and he is ready to let it go into the world. Chuck Webster’s work is widely collected and exhibited with works in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; and The Archives of the Rothko Chapel, Houston among others.
Webster is included in the publication, Prints and Their Makers, by Princeton
Architectural Press. Webster received a BA from Oberlin College and a MFA from
American University in Washington, DC.
Picture ThatContemporary printmaking 2 Jul - 6 Sep 2021The positive potential of this world is only limited by our ability to imagine it anew. This exhibition of prints and monotypes demonstrates the power of an artist's vision to influence our world with the images they conjure. Flowing between abstraction and representational works by renowned artists Chakaia Booker ,...