Carlson Hatton As Nice As Night Can Be 2016 graphite acrylic and collage on panel
87" x 60"
Carlson is the son of some old friends of mine from here in San Diego. His development as an artist has reached exponential levels in the last few years since he has been showing with Patrick Painter in LA. I had the chance recently to meet with him at the gallery and get the inside track on his most recent work. He is using complex layering mixing figurative and abstract elements that allow the viewer to slip in and out of deep and shallow space while experiencing each work. He has found a wonderful tenor in his artistic voice as he continues his quest to reinvent visual vocabularies. And, he couldn't be a nicer fellow.