Charlie Gillespie’s works on paper are monuments to friendship. Repetitively constructed from a unique calligraphic mark, which signifies his friend, he creates towers and quilted tapestries of color. Charlie’s primary mark both resembles a capitalized cursive “L” and a stick figure. He uses felt-tip markers, as well as acrylic paint markers to systematically construct cities populated by his friends, imbuing his art with hours, if not days, of laborious detail. Charlie works his drawings on both sides of the paper, often creating dramatic luminosity and deep caverns of darkness. Dedicated to his task, Charlie has discovered the edge of the materiality of paper, and maintained a consistent practice to establish an impressive body of artwork.