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Chuck Hipsher opening this Friday at Moberg Gallery


Please join us for the opening reception of Chuck Hipsher’s 2023 exhibit, THINK/FEEL/GO, on Friday, March 3, 5pm – 8pm. Drinks and bites will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Hipsher will be in attendance. Moberg Gallery is located at 2411 Grand Ave., Des Moines.

Chuck Hipsher has not slowed down in the studio. His new solo exhibit, THINK/FEEL/GO, is voluminous and velocitous, and will show more than 20 new large-scale paintings. The title does not, however, simply tell the story of process in sequence as it might lead one to believe. Beyond that, it captures a simultaneity of intentional movement and motion, which these large paintings and mixed-media works embody and embed, engulf and enchant. Mono-, dip-, and triptychs become storyboards of memory and imagination, the two very things that are framed daily by time and space. With them, Hipsher creates chaos that finds its right composition. He projects media like vocals, screaming and singing—and he hybridizes the two. 

Chuck Hipsher is interested in the gesture or movement involved in the act of creating his artworks. His mind and mood drive the process from start to finish – determining color, scale, composition, and ultimately, the finished state. He believes nothing is precious, that all is subject to change, and depends on state of mind during the development. His abstract paintings indicate the tension between motion and rest, with a vibrancy of color and stroke. Hipsher attended the University of Iowa and School of the Art Institute, Chicago. He currently lives and works in advertising design in Bloomington, IL. 

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