Hailing from a Berkeley-based family of artists and architects, and son of John Galen Howard-the supervising architect of the UC Berkeley campus-painter Charles Howard (1899-1978) had an active and distinguished career in both the United States and England.
A self-taught artist, Howard worked rigorously and painstakingly to develop his paintings and works on paper, often laboring slowly over extended periods. The resulting images, often intimate in scale, bridge figurative, surrealist, and abstract currents in early to mid-twentieth-century art. The artist developed an arresting style that is characterized by fluid lines, suspended forms, an exquisite sense of balance and proportion, and controlled brushwork.
This exhibition, organized by BAMPFA, is the first museum survey of Howard's work in more than six decades, gathering more than seventy-five drawings and paintings to demonstrate the exceptional nature of this underrecognized artist's work.
June 21-October 1
$12 General admission
$10 Non-UC Berkeley students, disabled, 65+
FREE BAMPFA members; UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff; 18 & under + one adult
Join Apsara DiQuinzio, curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator, for a gallery talk exploring Charles Howard's enigmatic work on Sunday, June 25 at 2 PM or Wednesday, August 30 at 12:15 PM.
12 midnight, BAMPFA 2155 Center Street
CD release show with special guests. $18 adv / $22 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org
8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States
$13. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
8pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States