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Exhibition 1: Speechless
Locks Gallery is pleased to present Speechless, featuring recent work by New York- based
artist Rob Wynne. There will be a reception for the artist on Friday, February 21 from 5:30
to 7:30 pm and the exhibition will continue through March 28, 2020.
For his fifth solo show at the gallery, Wynne will exhibit recent works that explore the
elusive nature of language through his use of eccentric materials. As a conceptual artist
with interests in literature, painting, sculpture, drawing, embroidery, and glass making,
Wynne works in a range of media with a particular interest in a material’s ability to
transform. His signature wall reliefs are comprised of an abstract cluster of individual
hand-poured mirrored glass elements, achieved by uniquely pouring each letter or
element, followed by a process of cooling and silvering. This transition from liquid to
solid takes place for bronze as well.
Exhibition 2: The One Who Whispers
Locks Gallery is pleased to present Thomas Chimes: The One Who Whispers, which
investigates Chimes’ connection to literature, science, and ephemerality through the artist’s
white paintings, spanning from 1980-2009. The exhibition will be on view February 21
through March 28, 2020, with a reception on Friday, February 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
The subjects of Chimes’ ethereal portraits done were often his artistic and literary heroes.
Alfred Jarry, the French poet and playwright, and originator of Pere Ubu was a frequent
subject. Having discovered Jarry in the early 60s and sketched drawings of Ubu in 1966,
Chimes’ first painted image of Alfred Jarry dates to 1973. Chimes also painted literary figures
including Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Charles Baudelaire.
While much of Chimes’ work is deeply indebted to literature, each body of work maintained
structured systems that dictated the composition– a process-based manifestation of the
classicist and symbolist ideals in his work.
February 21 – March 28, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, February 21: 5:30-7:30 PM