Chuck Scanlin Shows at Chroma Gallery

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      Elizabeth Howard

      Chuck Scalin

      First Friday Opening Reception – Friday, July 1st, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

      In Chroma’s Micro Gallery on the Main Floor of Vault Virginia, 3rd Street S.E.

      Weekday viewing hours are from 10:00 – 4:00

      “I love the rush of the moment when something appears on the ground that was passed over, unnoticed, or undesired by the casual viewer. This detritus gleaned from urban environments has become my artistic palette. Through the process of developing these collage and assemblage works, I have learned to recognize and appreciate the inherent beauty found in the ordinary and the ephemeral. Assembling these abstract collages may take a few days to several months, and positions of the component pieces may change daily before the final composition is achieved. The assorted elements used in these compositions will then take on a new status of fine art, beyond that of their mundane and ordinary beginnings.” C.S.
      Chuck Scalin is a Professor Emeritus and former Assistant Chair of the Department of Communication Art + Design at Virginia Commonwealth University. His works have been exhibited and received honors in over 250 exhibitions in both the U.S. and abroad. He obtained his BFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

      After 35 years, Chuck retired from teaching at VCU but continued to teach for another 15 years in the Studio School at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. His work is included in the permanent collections of many institutions, including VMFA, VCU, Pratt Institute, the Fralin Museum, the Muscarelle Museum, Reynolds Community College, and Capital One, as well as numerous private collections worldwide. He received seven residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, where he was honored with a solo exhibition of his urban street photography, “Unsung Views of Paris.” Chuck Scalin lives and works in Richmond, Virginia.

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