Sterling Hundley at Ghostprint

by | Aug 16, 2010 | ART

Nationally known, locally grown artist Sterling Hundley will be showing for the second time at Ghostprint Gallery in September. He continues his journey away from the clean, strong narratives that defined his illustration work into the fuzzy world of abstraction with a purpose.

Nationally known, locally grown artist Sterling Hundley will be showing for the second time at Ghostprint Gallery in September. He continues his journey away from the clean, strong narratives that defined his illustration work into the fuzzy world of abstraction with a purpose.

A solo show of new paintings by Sterling Clinton Hundley, opens at Ghostprint Gallery on September 2 , 2010. The exhibition runs through September 26.

The work in this exhibition evolves from Hundley’s successful career in illustration. His paintings synthesize abstraction with the elements he typically incorporates in his commercial work. Hundley says these paintings are “what happens when there is no client in mind and pure aesthetics are at play.”

Hundley juxtaposes organic and structural components, places flat fields next to textured surfaces, and combines many seemingly unrelated pieces. He believes the work reflects the complex time we live in, a period when conflicting qualities co-exist.

Among Hundley’s clients are Richmond Magazine, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The L.A. Times, Atlantic Monthly, Entertainment Weekly, G Q, and The Washington Post. He also works regularly with major theater companies. Every month, the last page of Virginia Living features one of his illustrations accompanied by an original story.

Hundley is a professor in the Department of Communication Arts at VCU. He is also a core instructor in the newly launched Art Department, a reiteration of the Illustration Academy, which is based in Richmond and Kansas City.

The artist’s honors include three gold medals and two silver from the New York-based Society of Illustrators. In addition, from 2006-2008, Hundley’s work earned more peer awards than any other U.S. illustrator.

For more information on Hundley, visit: www.sterlingclintonhundley.blogspot.com

The show opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, September 2 at 5:30 – 8 p.m. and First Friday. September 3, 7-10 p.m.

R. Anthony Harris

R. Anthony Harris

I created Richmond, Virginia’s culture publication RVA Magazine and brought the first Richmond Mural Project to town. Designed the first brand for the Richmond’s First Fridays Artwalk and promoted the citywide “RVA” brand before the city adopted it as the official moniker. I threw a bunch of parties. Printed a lot of magazines. Met so many fantastic people in the process. Professional work: www.majormajor.me




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