Jim Kempner Fine Art

Charlie Hewitt: New Prints

Charlie Hewitt: New Prints

Charlie Hewitt

Jim Kempner Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of recent prints by Charlie Hewitt. These relief prints - blends of woodcut and linocut - are a colorful celebration of the regional geography of the coast of Maine, where Hewitt grew up and now lives. Since the resurgence of the woodcut in the 1980's, Hewitt has cut and gouged his way into the very soul of the medium. The physicality of this body of work reflects Hewitt’s emotional connection to the regional landscape, as well as his appreciation for the tactility of the medium. Recognizable shapes of buoys, waves, and lighthouses create a narrative throughout the show. This imagery is part of Hewitt’s personal iconography and references some of the New England industry Hewitt remembers from his childhood. The prints were printed by master printer David Wolfe, of David Wolfe Editions.

Image Credit:

Charlie Hewitt, Detail of Park Bench

In a woodcut, you got all the skips, all the life around it, all the muscle in the print and in the carving.

Charlie Hewitt

Charlie Hewitt

Big 8

2020

Paper size: 26 x 22”
Image size: 22 x 16"

Woodcut and linocut

Edition of 20

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Charlie Hewitt

Black Mirror

2020

Paper size: 26 x 22”
Image size: 22 x 16"

Woodcut and linocut

Edition of 20

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David Wolfe

Charlie Hewitt

China Bell

2020

Paper size: 26 x 22”
Image size: 22 x 16"

Woodcut and linocut with copper powder

Edition of 15

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Charlie Hewitt

Copper Dome

2020

Paper size: 26 x 22”
Image size: 22 x 16"

Woodcut and linocut with copper powder

Edition of 20

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David Wolfe

Charlie Hewitt

Duce

2020

Paper size: 26 x 22”
Image size: 22 x 16"

Woodcut and linocut

Edition of 20

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Charlie Hewitt

Lucky 7

2020

Paper size: 26 x 22”
Image size: 22 x 16"

Woodcut and linocut

Edition of 20

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David Wolfe

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Park Bench

Charlie Hewitt

2020

Paper size: 26 x 22”
Image size: 22 x 16"

Woodcut and linocut with copper powder

Edition of 20

Charlie Hewitt

Red Tide

2020

Paper size: 26 x 22”
Image size: 22 x 16"

Woodcut and linocut

Edition of 20

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Charlie Hewitt

White Light

2020

Paper size: 26 x 22”
Image size: 22 x 16"

Woodcut and linocut

One of 20

Charlie Hewitt

Yankee Roll

2020

Paper size: 26 x 22”
Image size: 22 x 16"

Woodcut and linocut

One of 20

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Charlie Hewitt, a prolific printmaker, painter and sculptor, splits his time between Portland, ME, and Jersey City, NJ. Stylistically rooted in expressionism and surrealism, Hewitt’s art is both playful and serious. Among Hewitt’s most important work to date is Urban Rattle, a sculpture that hovers prominently over Chelsea’s High Line park in New York City. He was commissioned to create this site-specific work which was installed in time for the inauguration of the second section of the High Line in 2012. Urban Rattle’s shapes intentionally recall the graffiti on the walls of the buildings surrounding it and can be said to honor the former grit and spirit of the area.

Jim Kempner Fine Art

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