Teacher and Student, Charles Basham and Eileen Dorsey Exhibit at Massillon Museum | School of Art | Kent State University

Teacher and Student, Charles Basham and Eileen Dorsey Exhibit at Massillon Museum

Part-time faculty in painting and B.F.A./M.F.A. painting alumnus, Charles Basham will showing his work alongside former student and B.F.A. painting alumna, Eileen Dorsey in Recent Landscapes at the Massillon Museum from March 2 though April 20, 2019.  An opening celebration will take place on Saturday, March 2, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a reception for the artists in Studio M gallery.

Basham’s process begins with making an “immediate record of the light, color and the air” around him in painting studies, which are then developed into large scale works. He amplifies the color beyond the ordinary in the process of resolving the painting. Basham states, “The paintings are a product of how I see and respond to the landscape and how the images form a personal narrative.”

Dorsey explores boundaries between abstraction and representation.  Her landscapes focus on heavily wooded areas. Her subject is linked to her childhood experience playing in the woods. She uses spontaneous mark-making and employs chance as a factor in her picture making. Dorsey’s painting tool of choice is a palette knife, which creates a rich impasto painting surface in her work.

The Recent Landscapes exhibition can be seen through April 20 during regular Museum hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Images: Charles Basham, The Oval, oil on canvas, 2017 (left), Eileen Dorsey, Whipps Ledges I, Oil on canvas, 2018 (right)