Paintings by Chuck Russell
|"I enjoy placing viewers in the beginning, middle or end
of sometimes ambiguous situations and allowing them to draw their own conclusions."
Fascinated with narrative text and evocative imagery, Chuck Russell paints and forms multiple wood panels into sacred and profane works of art.
The enigmatic plywood panels are constructed in a related fashion and reflect a similar mood in spite of their individuality. Text is laid down first and is followed by latex paint brushed around the wording. Central panels are often finished with a thin application of roofing tar that provides a lush, abstract feel.