John W. Carlson: A Retrospective at ARTneo

John W. Carlson. Photo by Chad Cochran, courtesy of ARTneo.

John W. Carlson’s art and life are being celebrated by an exhibition at HEDGE gallery and the ARTneo Museum. Primarily known for his paintings, Carlson also created a remarkable body of works on paper, which will be showcased in ARTneo’s intimate gallery. It will include many prints and drawings on view for the first time and serve as a complement to the larger works and paintings on view upstairs at HEDGE.

A student of art history, Carlson’s prints and drawings demonstrate an affinity for the graphic vocabulary of artists he admired, including Egon Schiele and Lucien Freud. His drawings, in particular, demonstrate his powerful use of gestural mark-making and his mastery of the human form.

John W. Carlson (1954-2020), Resignation, charcoal on paper.

Carlson’s sudden death in 2020 was a huge loss to the art community—both as an artist and as a mentor to so many creatives. His talent was matched by his empathy, warmth, and love of learning, especially about art and music. Viewers will have the opportunity to experience this remarkable person through his art, on view in both HEDGE Gallery and ARTneo Museum from September 14 through November 4.

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John W. Carlson: A Retrospective,September 14–November 4
On view in ARTneo Museum and HEDGE Gallery.

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