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FEBRUARY  2004 
EXHIBITIONS 
BRAD RHODES & CHUCK SCALIN

an exhibition of photographic works exploring the urban visual landscape

February 6-29, 2004
Main Gallery




Opening Reception for the Artists
Friday, February 6, 2004

7-10 pm

Photos by Chuck Scalin



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Both Brad Rhodes and Chuck Scalin use the visual landscape of our urban environment as the subject of their large scale, color photographs. Each artist approaches his own series with a distinctive artistic vocabulary, however both use surface texture and color through the photographic medium to form the basis for their own investigative process.

Broad swatches of color intended to 'erase' graffitti-adorned walls become an abstract visual language of form, color and texture in the series of photographs by Brad Rhodes. These over paintings, while intended to eradicate one expression, succeed in creating fresh, clean surfaces- expressions in their own right. In essence, one form of vandalism replaces another. The result is an alternating cycle of dialogue that transforms these urban surfaces into time-based works-in-progress- each contributing to, and informing the next expression.

Markings, scratches, stains- the raw textures extracted from surfaces found in the urban environments during visits to several cities in France and Italy, form the abstract foundation for the series of 30 x 40-inch color photographs produced by Chuck Scalin. The richly textured surfaces created by time or human presence along with the large format of these prints helps shift the viewers' perception from the photographic medium to that of the more tactile presence of contemporary painting.
Photos by Brad Rhodes






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