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Andrew Chalfen: Mind Constructions

April 4, 2023 @ 12:00 pm April 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in April from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Open Gallery welcomes Andrew Chalfen  to display his works in a show titled, “Andrew Chalfen: Mind Constructions.”  Chalfen is a Philadelphia-based visual artist and musician whose work has appeared nationally, winning numerous awards and recognition through publications, including a collection of 84 whimsical pen and ink drawings titled “Look Up Coloring Book.”  These works however are far more than just whimsy and, at times, defy easy descriptions.

Chalfen’s work displays his fascination with patterning and the way patterns radiate, ripple, pixelate, oscillate, cluster, construct and deconstruct.  These patterns , he says, tend to reflect his state of mind in the studio as he creates, a topographical exploration of his thoughts and moods while he responds to these patterns. He explains, “Shapes often spill out over edges, suggesting unseen continuations beyond, while others seek containment…. I follow my instincts, deviate from them when necessary, and trust the process to guide the work to a successful outcome…” Chalfen’s artwork will be on display from April 4th– 26th, including on April 7th, at our First Friday event from 5-8 p.m.   

An Artists’ Talk will be held at The Open Gallery, 329 Main Street, Vincennes, on April 25 at 4:00 p.m.  Chalfen will be on hand to tell us about his creative process for this work and answer any questions about the pieces. The public is invited to attend.

329 Main Street
Vincennes, Indiana 47591 United States
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