Charles David Viera: NEW WORKS 2015-2019
I loved creating every painting and drawing in this exhibition. That might sound like a given for an artist, but it has been four years since I've been with a commercial gallery. Because of that lack of influence, I was able to enjoy a sense of creative freedom that I have missed during that period. At almost seventy years of age, there are very few encumbrances or obligations that I have to adhere to except for my own. I’ve always believed that every book, every story, and every life is defined by it’s ending. I am now in the process of creating those final chapters.
Included here are many ideas that I haven’t been able to fully develop until now. Some ideas needed revisiting to and some paintings were just plain fun for me to paint. Thought-provoking narrative paintings, expressionist florals and wildlife images, landscapes... they’re all here! Anyone who tries to categorize or label this show will have to understand that: this artist appreciates all aspects and approaches to painting. He loves to explore the diversity of what can be created with color in two dimensions.
I think this is the best exhibition of my work ever. Until the next chapter...
- Charles David Viera
Saturday, November 2 | Opening Reception | 4-7 PM
On view November 3 - 30, 2019:
Wednesday - Friday: 12-6 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 1-6 PM
New Hope Arts Center A-Space
2 Stockton Ave, New Hope, PA | newhopearts.org
So Beautiful, from "NEW WORKS"