In addition to photography and film, Charles has worked on a number of art, curatorial, and design based collaborations and exhibitions.
Bellevue Arts Museum“The New Frontier”
Charles was invited by the Bellevue Arts Museum to curate an exhibit exploring contemporary furniture design from the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. This survey of design at the dawn of the information economy looked at physical items produced by twenty-eight young designers working in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia.
Frye Art MuseumMoment Magnitude
Charles was invited as an artist to participate in the exhibit Moment Magnitude at the the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. Building on previous work with his project “Object” Charlie reinvisioned the museum gift shop to become an active participant, blurring the lines between art and commerce, past and present. Site specific installations were mixed with an inventory of objects from local designers and one of a kind items and antiques that related to the museum’s founding collection (primarily works from the Munich Secession and the Fin de Siecle).
Emily Counts large wall Jewelry Installation.
Opening Night 2013.
Starbucks hired Charles Schuck to create a set of store displays at a conceptual project “Starbucks Reserve” that spoke to the four major regions in which their coffee is sourced and how they relate to the site specific store experience. Charlie used a selection of natural objects, historical items, mixed media and collaborations between various regional artist-makers for these displays.
Part gallery, part store, Object initially was born as a series of curated salons to celebrate and question new design from the Pacific Northwest and its relationship to both historic craft and new technology. Design-focused art exhibits coexisted with a physical store and residence that carried items from both the Northwest and places that had traditionally influenced the reigon.
Object Store & Gallery
*Daynight Publication by Object 2013. 13 Artists, 9 x 12, 72 pages,
500 print run.
(Cover Ashley Helvey by Miles Peterson. Inside image Serrah Russell)
Working with the cannabis company Vanderpop, Charles collaborated with his partner Natasha Felker to create a modular store display that could double as a photo set.
Event display with product
Planning in studio with Natasha Felker
Charles worked with Natasha Felker to create two limited edition series of boxed objects: a set of candles and a set of desk weights consisting of brass, glass, and obsidian.