A self-taught artist from Madison, Wisconsin,Guy Church’s intricate drawings are rendered in pen, ink, graphite, charcoal, and colored pencil. Inspired by his love for the history of Western painting, Church began to make drawings in 1986. His subjects are most often everyday people, in particular children, which Church depicts in engaged in various enigmatic states of fantastical play. His drawings almost exclusively depict scenes of young people involved in domestic activities, often in solitude. Lost in play, reading, typing, and drawing, the adolescents represented are self-determining. Adults, when depicted, loom benignly. Church’s work has been shown at Atlanta Contemporary, the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, the Natasha Nicholson Gallery in Madison, Tops Gallery, Memphis, TN and recently became part of the collection of the Brooks Museum in Memphis.

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