Channing, Laurence

Laurence Channing (b 1942)

Channing's subject is the city street first in working photographs from which he abstracts the elements to create a composition reminding us of scenes that we know, forms that intrigue and perspectives that are fresh. He makes and grinds his own charcoal and applies it with tools that he has made from rags and sticks. The work of Abstract Expressionists excited him as a young artist and he as a ever masterful artist, he fulfills a hope to create work equally exciting. His work is in many important collections including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Progressive Insurance Company and the Federal Reserve Bank. He has been honored by two Ohio Arts Council individual artist fellowships, many solo exhibits at the Bonfoey Company, one of which was held concurrently with an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art-Cleveland. He was honored with the Cleveland Arts Prize in 2000.

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