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Burlington City Arts

Mascoma Bank

Mascoma Bank is located at 431 Pine Street in Burlington and features artwork curated by BCA's External Exhibitions Program on a rotating basis.  

 

CURRENT EXHIBITION:

December 2019 - June 2020

 

Charlie Bluett

 

The Crowd, diptych. oil on canvas. 48" x 48"

 

As reflected in his latest paintings, Charlie Bluett's painting has been driven by his overriding passion for the enhancement of the process, and the flow and ebb of life, and the light and color of the everyday. He has always been entranced with the personal process that he undertakes when creating his pieces. He is continually pushing the elements of his process. This search for surfaces, color and form, reflect the time and experiences which came to pass as he did so and mirror in his creative output as a result of this keen and single minded focus toward his art.

His works contain elements that pay homage to the techniques and the deft touches of the Old Masters, blended with abstract expressionism and the colorfield painting of the contemporary names of our time. His contemporary abstract colorfield paintings focus on the natural scenes & objects we are exposed to within the Earth’s vast and varied outdoor environments. Contours, tones, colors, and natures balance feature heavily in his paintings, and capture the very essence of the natural world around us and the elements that combine to create it.

The changing surfaces, vibrant and ethereal color use, and the consistent subtle movement of form and mind within the works, is considered and yet fluid, challenging and yet totally at peace within itself. Bluett's pieces convey and allow the viewer to share in this highly personal journey. He currently works from his studio in Vermont, part of the beautiful & inspirational North East Kingdom of the USA. 

 

All artwork is available for sale. For more information, to purchase, or to see additional works by these artists, please contact Kate Ashman at (802) 865-7296 or kashman@burlingtoncityarts.org