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Also, Not The Point
Artist: Charles Buckley
Price: $750.00
Medium: Painting
Ship From Hudson, NY

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Creation Date: 2022
Materials: Acrylic ink on paper
Dimensions: 15" x 14" x 1"
Finish: Framed
About the Item: Buckley produces ink drawings that feel like mechanically printed matter. His imagery is sourced from mid-century vintage media, yet manipulated by the artist’s own hand. His recent work, entitled “Striation Series,” demonstrates a masterful usage of ink and pencil or charcoal on paper to create handmade works that feel like printed materials from mid-century media. Specifically, Buckley sources anonymous vintage photographs from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. He then manipulates these images by adding horizontal lines (a reference to television of the era) or a pixelated dot pattern (a reference to newspapers and printed material of the era). In fact, the process actually reflects an erasure, where parts of the image are deleted to obscure details and emphasize sentiment. Buckley seeks to stress that the act of remembering inherently includes forgetting, to some extent. Nostalgia is produced through selective memory, and perhaps this impetus is why the artist chooses photographs of unknown people rather than ones of his family from the same time period.