Artwork of the Day: Turning Point, CHM – Charles Harold Company
Today’s Artwork of the Day is “Turning Point,” a 60 x 60 mixed media on canvas by CHM, exhibiting at Artexpo New York 2011 with Charles Harold Company.
CHM’s monolithic shapes are formed with a constant layering of medium, creating a relief-like surface that is composed of paint, pigment, collage and various chemical reactions. The artist says he intends for the medium to “explode off the canvas” as a visual statement. Finding a deeper statement would deviate from the purpose of visual stimulation, hence the core process is the statement.
An American artist born in Warsaw, Kentucky, CHM is represented by Tampa, Florida-based Charles Harold and Company, which will have a significant presence at Artexpo New York 2011 this coming March. Says owner Chuck Marksberry:
“Artexpo New York is a good venue for us. We feel like the New York gathering brings people from all over the world—it’s our venue. The price point is good, and we also feel that with the change in venue, it’s more of an art fair than a trade show. The mix of people in the show is now concentrating on being serious art providers and bringing true art in a price point that can appeal to more folks.
A lot of the other shows are exclusive—they have veteran artists w/long pedigrees but the price point is too high. Hopefully we’re now coming out of the worst economic time, and this provides pricing that retailers in mid-gallery ranges can afford to buy. A lot of their pieces are artists that should be priced out a lot more. So there’s high quality for great prices.”