Franklin Parrasch Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition of new work by Chris Churchill. In this show, which includes large-scale paintings, artist books and drawings, Churchill further references mountainscape imagery. His use of both color and line involve hallucinatory effects that subtly mix abstraction with representation, and fluidity with form. Reconnaissance views and distant vistas disconnect the viewer from a sense of place or subjective attachment to terrain. By reducing the contours of his subjects to represent a perceived subterranean interior, Churchill challenges the viewer’s notions of how perception is resolved.
Thematically at play in these works, Synesthesia cross combines two or more senses as the images open channels to perceive and identify the formal qualities of the pictorial plane. Color relationships and anthropomorphic rendering unrelated to the ostensible subjects suggest depth, space and volume and draw from associations not confined to conventional interpretations of landscape.
Churchill (b. 1971, Long Beach, CA) received a B.A. from the University of Hawaii, Hilo, and an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has participated in more than fifty solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries including Fleischer/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, and the Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ.
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