Friday, October 23, 2015

Charles Mayton

Charles Mayton  Seasick  2015   Acrylic and collage on canvas  72" x 60"

Thomas Duncan has been showing work for 3 years now in LA. His gallery on Melrose just east of Highland is in a growing area for galleries which was an astute move 3 years ago before the recent growth spurt.

The current exhibition of paintings by Charles Mayton is up until the end of the month and should not be missed by anyone who enjoys contemporary painting. Duncan has a particularly good eye for painting and Mayton's exhibition demonstrates that fact. 

I like the way Mayton integrates abstraction and figuration with equal vigor. He demonstrates, in the recent body of work, a unique approach to image making and story telling that is more poetic than didactic. Sort of an open ended non-linear approach that other artists currently are exploring as well.

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