Sense of Place x Ex Creta Movie Premiere
Charlie Hudson, John Portman
July 8, 2022 - July 25, 2022
311 East 3rd Street
Sense of Place is a selection of recent studio works by Charlie Hudson as well as the premiere of Ex Creta, a film by Jon Portman. This selection of works for this exhibition came into fruition while Hudson was collaborating with Jon Portman to create the backgrounds for the short animation Ex Creta. While collaborating with Portman, Hudson dove into an exploration of space and location from 3 perspectives; seen, imagined and remembered. Through this exploration of site Hudson created the backgrounds and scenery for Portman's characters in Ex Creta while simultaneously creating and finishing a series of paintings also devoid of characters. This playful exhibition highlights collaboration while exploring location and giving a peek into the eclectic practice of Hudson.
About Charlie Hudson
Charlie Hudson is an Australian-American artist who lives and works in New York City. Hudson layers playful brushstrokes and geometric forms to produce expressive, dream-like depictions of his surroundings. He approaches his serene rural landscapes and dazzling cityscapes like a master Impressionist, capturing the shifting light and movement of moment spent in each location. His sculptural constructions add new depths of field to each composition, providing the viewer with an immersive glimpse into Hudson’s experience of the world: “The paintings come to represent the feelings of being overwhelmed by the city, inspired by the city, and distracted by the city, ”(Juxtapoz, 2017).
Hudson’s work has been exhibited both nationally in New York, Miami, and Vermont, and internationally in Sydney, London, and Bali. In addition to his famed mural at the Burlington International Airport, Hudson’s public artworks can be found throughout New York City and around the world. During his time with Apostrophe NYC’s Base 12 Project, he participated in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA PS1, Coney Island’s Luna Park, Mana Contemporary, and the MTA’s Kosciuszko Street J train station. He currently shows with Ki Smith Gallery in New York City, as well as Soap Box Arts in Burlington, VT.