• Charles Wilson

    Marianne Deson Gallery

    Charles Wilson’s dramatic installation of drawings, sculpture, and neon was saturated with the light from brilliant red illuminated inscriptions which were built into his pieces, and which picked out the titles and subjects like names on a movie marquee. The unlikely juxtaposition of cocktail-lounge atmospherics, tropical theatrics, and a World War II bomber was unexpectedly showy given the artist’s previous restrained, conceptually oriented photographic essays and sculpture, but was ultimately resolved, even homogenized, by the bath of warm light.

    This exhibition marked the first stage of a

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