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Published on October 25th, 2017 | by Nature Humphries


CHARLIE BUCKLEY: Artist’s Reception Thursday, October 26 from 5–8 pm at Southside Gallery

Charlie Buckley will exhibit new paintings at Southside Gallery from October 2–November 4.

“Sunset through Trees,” Oil on Panel, Charlie Buckley, 2017.

Buckley is best known for his work inspired by the Southern landscape such as tree lines and the floodplains as well as scenes from cities like Nashville, Oxford, and Jackson. His show will feature 24 new paintings, including three from a relatively new series he began two years ago titled, “Stacked Houses.”

The paintings from Buckley’s “Stacked Houses” series were initially in response to the destruction from the 2014 tornado that wrecked the artist’s hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, but the narrative has since evolved. The paintings are similar conceptually and compositionally—stacked houses of varying architectural styles montaged to create a monolithic structure—to the original paintings, but have become larger in scale and more complex. Buckley has also enhanced some of the compositions with patterned borders that mimic textile design. The paintings are commentary on climate, class, and the domestic environmental landscape.

“Stacked Houses with Daisies,” Oil on Panel, Charlie Buckley, 2017.

A grid composed of fourteen 16 x16-inch paintings of varied subject matter will also be on display. Traditional landscapes, Oxford cityscapes, and botanical paintings comprise these smaller works. Though the paintings will be available individually, the grid will be a single composition for the duration of the exhibition.

Charlie Buckley holds a BFA from the University of Mississippi and an MFA from Miami (OH) University. He has taught painting and drawing at Miami University, Mississippi State University, and the University of Mississippi. Buckley received a Fellowship in Visual Arts from the Mississippi Arts Commission in 2010. His work was recently added to the Walton Family Foundation. This will be Buckley’s sixth exhibition at Southside Gallery.

Please contact Southside Gallery for more information, 662-234-9090.

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Nature Humphries is Editor-in-Chief of The Local Voice. Nature is originally from Vicksburg, Mississippi, but moved to Oxford in 2004 after spending time in the United States Navy. She has also worked in the restaurant industry for many years as a server and a bartender. Nature graduated from Ole Miss in 2007 with a degree in English and Modern Languages.

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