The Photographer by Charles Buckley
Charles Buckley, The Photographer (2019), Acrylic ink on paper, 10 x 15 inches;17.75 x 22.75 inches

The Archaeology of Memory

Karin Bruckner and Charles Buckley

January 20 – March 6, 2022 | Opening Reception: January 22, 2022
Hudson

To launch its 2022 exhibition season, Susan Eley Fine Art, Hudson presents The Archaeology of Memory: a two-person exhibition featuring Karin Bruckner and Charles Buckley. This presentation highlights the artists’ new and recent works on paper. The exhibition is on view at SEFA Hudson from January 20 through March 6, 2022, and both artists will be present for an opening reception on Saturday, January, 22nd.

The Archaeology of Memory is a two-person exhibition featuring Karin Bruckner and Charles Buckley, which highlights the artists’ recent works on paper. Bruckner produces monotype prints, a practice generally identified with its flat, graphic appearance; yet, her monoprints become tactile, mixed media objects through her layering of additional techniques such as assemblage and chine collé. Buckley produces ink drawings that feel like mechanically printed matter. His imagery is sourced from mid-century vintage media, yet interpreted by the artist’s own hand. Thus, the selection of artworks on view at SEFA Hudson reveals a sort of “inverse operation” in the artists’ approaches and techniques. Conceptually, Bruckner and Buckley are united in their desire to mine memory and “the archive.” Their manipulations of “memory objects” are simultaneously personal and popular, enigmatic and identifiable. Presented together, they carefully craft striking compositions that are structured by linear forms and patterns, and are rendered in either striking, minimal or harmoniously monochromatic color palettes.