Charles Tuggle

I am interested in bringing into focus a particular space of time which most Americans have avoided. I suppose one could say the idea is not to tell a story or narrate history but rather by presenting fragments of history in visual form, ignite thoughts of history in the viewer’s mind at several levels, conscious and unconscious.

In this series of works made up of collage and painting I attempted dual explorations which serve one another.Without compromising their integrity as elements in plastic compositions, the collages and paint come together to form a form a complex reality lying beyond their frames. While functioning as integral elements of design they serve simultaneously as signs and symbols of a humanity which has struggled to survive the decimating and fragmentizing effects of American social process. Hopefully the methods arrived at were such as to allow me to express the tragic predicament of a people without violating my passionate dedication to art as a fundamental and transcendent agency for confronting and revealing the world.

Building: 101 - Studio: 1320
Phone: 510-649-9195
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Artist Bio

  • Art Institute of Chicago Studied Art History,Painting, and Printmaking
  • Lone Mountain College /University of San Francisco Studied Art History, Painting, Printmaking


1. Hunter's Point Shipyards Open Studios
Recurring exhibitions (semiannually).
San Francisco,Ca.
2.New Art Exhibition
The Loft Studio+ Gallery
San Francisco,Ca.
3.Multicultural Perspectives
Koret Gallery
Palo Alto, Ca.
4.Jazz = Sights + Sounds
Genesis Gallery
San Jose, Ca.
5.Children at Play
The Stage Gallery
San Jose, Ca.
6.A World without War
San Jose Art League
San Jose, ca
7.Three Afro Artists
Gong Gallery
Lagos,Nigeria (West Africa)

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