“Some of this is real, most of it is a gift that I claim as mine. If it makes sense to you, that’s great. If it doesn’t then you shouldn’t have asked a question that requires a lie to satisfy your need to understand.” —Chuck Agro
CB1 Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new small watercolors, our second solo exhibition of NY based artist Chuck Agro, "My Head is a Ghost." "My Head is a Ghost" is a new project by the artist exploring the relationship between gender politics, the tyranny of aging and daytime TV. Chuck Agro: My Head is a Ghost will be on view from January 9 through February 20, 2016. The gallery will host a reception for the artist on Saturday, January 9, 2016, 3 – 6 p.m.
With influences as diverse as Camus and John Lennon, new insights are manufactured from both traditional and modern structures and new synergies are distilled from both constructed and discovered textures.
Agro states, “ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the ephemeral nature of relationships. What starts out as hope soon becomes debased into a dialectic of lust, leaving only a sense of chaos and the inevitability of a new reality”
In his work in the gallery project room, Agro dismisses constructed narratives and traditional story-telling and works towards a non-directed, unconscious imagery that generates its own narrative. Undirected narrative generated by a section of our culture filtered by the force of its impact, through the artist and manifested by his desires and repulsion to become a filter for all conscious articulations.
As momentary narratives become reconfigured through studious and critical practice, the viewer is left with a testament to the limits of our existence and to the darkness of our era.
Chuck Agro was born in Buffalo, New York and graduated from Buffalo State College with a BFA in painting in 1987. He received his MFA in painting from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1989. Agro has been included in over fifty group shows and more than a dozen solo exhibitions at galleries such as White Columns NY, Edward Thorp Gallery NY, Christopher Grimes Gallery, LA, and the Earl McGrath Gallery NY and LA. His paintings are included in the collections of the Castellani Art Museum, Lewiston, New York, the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, and The Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida.