Charles Basham

Christopher Clamp


November 17, 2012 - January 5, 2013


Charles Basham has garnered much acclaim for his visually stimulating and emotionally charged landscapes. The energy and impact of light is realized in harmonized color whose saturation and temperature have been pushed and raised beyond the limits. In doing so, he has captured dramatic and compelling moments of morning and evening light over the farmlands of the Midwest and the marshes of the Carolina Lowcountry. 

The commonplace toys and objects featured in South Carolina native Christopher Clamp’s paintings are artifacts gathered in the process of recollecting childhood experiences, particularly the hours spent with his beloved grandfather, amidst his grandfather’s collected “treasures” and tools. The objects are meaningful to the artist and to his execution of both content and surface texture.