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Saturday, 19 October 2019 to Sunday, 20 October 2019

Spaceworks is pleased to present Navigating, a solo exhibition featuring recent drawings by Charles Sommer.

Sommer’s meticulous and often surreal drawings are a nod to science fiction and the psychological. High contrast landscapes of the artist’s own construct evoke a sense of vastness; portals to alternate dimensions pulsate in the blackened sky while light dances across rocky surfaces stretching out into infinity. As Sommer explains, “the work connects disparate elements and ideas about space and how they can be depicted, often moving between representational, pictorial image and abstract forms. Through mining real life accounts of mysterious events with equally compelling fictive stories of the future and ancient past I attempt to make drawings that hold the same sort of metaphysical power that the exploration of historic as well as esoteric and scientific study often exudes.” Sommer’s work embodies a sense of wanderlust, inviting the viewer to simultaneously explore and to be lost in his landscapes.

Spaceworks is a nonprofit organization that builds and operates subsidized creative workspace across New York City. Gallery hours are October 19 and 20, 12-6 pm.

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Charles Sommer (b. 1989 NJ, USA)  currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received a BFA in Studio Art from the University of South Florida in 2012, and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from CUNY Brooklyn College in 2016. Charles has exhibited work in a number of group shows at galleries including the Tjaden Gallery at Cornell University (Ithica, NY), the Wassaic Projects (Wassaic, NY), No Place Gallery (Columbus, OH) and SOIL Gallery (Seatte, WA). Charles has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and most recently the Wassaic Projects (NY). Most recently he has mounted a solo exhibition at the Anna Leowens Gallery at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Charles has also been featured in publications such as Remixing and Drawing, Two Coats of Paint, Pleat and Drawing Currents and has received the Morris Dorsky Memorial Art Award, the Norma Roth Award and a Merit Award from the Vermont Studio Center. His work is also apart of a number of private and public collections including, most recently, the Van Every|Smith Galleries at Davidson College. 

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540 President Street, Suite 2E

Brooklyn, NY 11215

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