Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Charles Linder

Charles Linder; New Sculpture
August 10th - September 29th 2012

For his third solo exhibition at Gallery 16, Charles Linder presents a range of new sculpture which extend the artist's belief that art is a byproduct of a life well lived. Linder's art has long been the tangible remnant of his lifestyle.  For some, the merger of art and life is an intellectual process, more thought than action. John Cage famously said "Ideas are one thing and what happens is another." For Charles Linder, the integration of his life and his artwork is unconscious. He is an instigator of experiences. He uses poetry, punning, humor and a witty intelligence to make beautiful objects from cultural detritus. In this show we find hand made chandeliers, repurposed-objects, symbols of  Linder's interest in the sublime and the absurd. Each of the works in the show could be said to be typical of his work, while each is also unlike anything he's ever attempted before. If the role of the artist is Lightbringer, then Linder has surely arrived at a dark cave with fire and accelerants. 


                                         A video of installing "AJ's Spyder" in the gallery.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Charles Linder: Vespertine

An abridged online version of the new monograph published by G16 Editions -
Charles Linder: Vespertine. The book serves as a retrospective of images chronicling 20 years of artwork and inspirations by San Francisco artist Charles Linder. The 108 page hard bound book offers the viewer a glimpse into Linder's varied career as an artist, dealer, traveler, hunter, founder of Refusalon and Lincart. We can see where he trains his eye and the fortuitous moment where his life becomes artwork.