Right Around the Corner!
I am very excited that my solo show at the Blue Wing Gallery is right around the corner. This is a show of completely new works that have been created this year, most have been created in the last 2-3 months. Please come down to the Gallery on October 2nd between 6:00pm and 9:00pm for the artist reception. I am also available to meet with anyone at the gallery throughout the month if you can't make this Friday and would still like to see the works and discuss them with me.
Here is a link to the Blue Wing write-up: http://bluewinggallery.com/inspired/
Framing the Conversation
I am preparing for my October show at the Blue Wing Gallery, I continue to paint, think and observe the world around me. My initial conversation with Al Eby contained 15 pieces, of which I was very proud. My process is fairly rigorous, I try to paint at least one hour every single day and since that initial conversation I added two more pieces that I am proud of (not to mention the 5-10 studies and failed explorations). These two pieces represent a number of studies and thinking, going back to mid 2014. Often, I have ideas that roll around in my head for weeks, months.....they may disappear for a little while, but I always come back to them. My thought process when creating art always starts with a fairly serendipitous moment, sometimes it is in the shower, sometimes it is while I am driving home from work over the causeway, watching the sun fall over the coastal mountains. I enjoy creating art that can play a role as a simple aesthetic mechanism, and at the same time a metaphorical, thought provoking piece. I explore encoded social commentary, simplicity, big brush type paintings; I've been told my style is 'loose', but I just think it is 'me'.
This evening I delivered my 17 pieces of art to Blue Wing Gallery for archival scanning and framing, I am very content with the body of work I have built over the last 6 months. These works represent all of my subject interests, still life, abstract, and Urban Architecture. Please come out to the opening on October 2nd, from 6:00pm-9:00pm. I will be at the gallery the whole time, I have many stories about the pieces, the circumstances that they came from and my process for exploring art; This is a good opportunity to see an artist as an open book, and I hope to see you there.
Chris Holt is an Architect and Artist. His art work centers around cityscapes, still life, and abstract work.