Carpenter Hall, Sunset Center, reception in the CPA Gallery follows
CPA Members Free/ General Admission $10
In a fun and informative ‘cross-media’ evening, local artist Warren Chang will offer a fascinating talk and visual presentation on photography’s surprising connections to the art of painting over the last 150 years. From its earliest availability, painters from French Impressionist Edgar Degas, to American artist Thomas Eakins and illustrator Norman Rockwell, have made use of photography. Warren will discuss these artists and the influences of photography on his own artwork. He’ll show his own process—evolving away from painting exclusively from “life” towards the use of photography as a tool for creative work.
Warren Chang was born and raised in Monterey. He had a successful twenty-year career as an illustrator in both New York and California before transitioning to fine art painting. He has taught at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He continues to be a popular and in-demand teacher for museums, universities and art guilds throughout California. He is both subject and writer of articles in numerous magazines, including International Artist, American Art Collector, Communication Arts Illustration Annual, and his work has appeared in multiple group exhibition catalogs. In 2014 he had a solo exhibition, Monterey Now: Warren Chang at the Monterey Museum of Art, and an upcoming solo exhibition, Voice of the Fields will run February 22 to June 16, 2019 at NUMU, New Museum, Los Gatos.