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Raymond Meeks: Amwell | Continuum

October 5 - 29, 2011

Charles A. Hartman Fine Art is excited to present Amwell | Continuum, the newest body of work by critically acclaimed artist Raymond Meeks. In evocative black and white and color images, Meeks explores ideas of home and stability against the backdrop of personal transition and larger socioeconomic upheaval. These quietly compelling, beautiful photographs of lost and troubled spaces, constant gardens, and portraits of his daughter, construct a narrative that posits a sense of loss while steadfastly asserting a belief in both resilience and hope. Meeks writes, "I've believed it was important to have a strong sense of place, to identify “home”, even as for us, home, family and place are ideals which have taken on a relative meaning. I photograph close to home as memory loses structure, its architecture; trying to make light speak from the fixed edges of rooms long vanished."

Raymond Meeks was born in 1963 in Columbus, Ohio and attended Ohio State University. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in the United States and France. His work is included in many public collections including George Eastman House, Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Bibliotheque Nationale, France. Nazraeli Press has published four monographs of Meeks' work and he has independently issued a number of exquisitely crafted artists' books. Raymond Meeks currently lives in Portland, Oregon.