Exhibition: John Chakeres:

 

Columbus, Ohio based photographer John Chakeres, most recognized for his wall scape imagery will be debuting his latest collection titled The Grey Series at the gallery October 22nd. Throughout his career Chakeres has been exploring new photographic techniques with the interest in breaking the traditional definitions of photography, and introducing imagery which explores the idea of formalism, the importance of process, and the beauty of found objects.

“I do not see myself as a traditional photographer, but as an image builder, trying to capture an essence” where found walls become the foundation he utilizes to highlight aesthetic qualities such as line, shape, form, color, surface, and light. His imagery seeks to emphasize the ability photography has to capture beauty in details, and celebrates the ways technology has influenced photography as an art form.

In hopes to extract his art from reliance on external contexts or meaning, Chakeres carries an interest in using his work to create an atmosphere and immerse the viewer in a zen-like experience. An experience that finds pleasure in the idea there is beauty is order, and everything a viewer needs to understand the work is contained within the image itself. The Grey Series is a continuation of this idea, and specifically is a detailed exploration of Chakeres’ interest in color in a collection of ten images which will be on display.

John Chakeres received his Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Ohio University in both photography and printmaking. He has been recognized for his unique artistic process, and his work has been included in numerous exhibitions and publications domestically and interantionally. Most notably his work can be found in prominent permanent collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Monterrey Museum of Art, The Hera Art Foundation, and the Tweed Museum of Art.

The Grey Series will be on display through November 26, 2016. For more information about John Chakeres visit www.johnchakeres.com. Catherine Couturier Gallery is located at 2635 Colquitt St., Houston, TX 77098 and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

 

John Chakeres The Grey Series Museum Wall 2014

Museum  Wall, 2014

archival pigment ink print
40 x 52 1/2 inches
Edition 1 of 3
$5,000
 
John Chakeres The Grey Series, Prison Wall 2015

Prison Wall, 2015
archival pigment ink print
40 x 52 1/2 inches
Edition 1 of 3
$5,000

 
 
John Chakeres The Grey Series Dark Grey Wall 2014

Dark Wall, 2014
archival pigment ink print
40 x 52 1/2 inches
Edition 1 of 3
$5,000

 
 
John Chakeres They Grey Series Block Wall,

Block Wall, 2014
archival pigment ink print
40 x 52 1/2 inches
Edition 1 of 3
$5,000

 
 
 John Chakeres The Grey Series Black Brick Wall 2012

Black Brick Wall, 2012
archival pigment ink print
40 x 52 1/2 inches
Edition 1 of 3
$5,000

 
 
John Chakeres The Grey Series Lead Wall 2015

Lead Wall, 2015
archival pigment ink print
40 x 52 1/2 inches
Edition 1 of 3
$5,000

 
 
John Chakeres Columbus LaVeque Tower Wall 2012

Columbus- LaVeque Tower Wall, 2012
archival pigment ink print
40 x 52 1/2 inches
Edition 1 of 3
$5,000

 
 
John Chakeres The Grey Series Bridge Wall 2013

Bridge Wall, 2013
archival pigment ink print
40 x 52 1/2 inches
Edition 1 of 3
$5,000

 
 
John Chakeres The Grey Series White Stripe Wall 2015

White Strip Wall, 2015
archival pigment ink print
40 x 52 1/2 inches
Edition 1 of 3
$5,000

 

 
John Chakeres The Grey Series Studio Wall 2016

Studio Wall, 2016
archival pigment ink print
40 x 52 1/2 inches
Edition 1 of 3
$5,000

 

To make a purchase or for more information, please email or call the gallery at:

Email: gallery@CatherineCouturier.com

Phone: (713) 524-5070