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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 18, 2022
CHRIS KAHLER: Remix
Bruno David is pleased to present Remix, an exhibition by Illinois-based artist Chris Kahler. This will be his 12th solo exhibition with the gallery. In conjunction with the exhibition, Bruno David Gallery will publish a catalogue of the artist’s work with an in-depth exhibition history and bibliography.
The Remix Series marks Kahler’s return to works on paper. These small-scale pieces explore the ephemeral quality of color, intimate drawing and the recycling of paint detritus collected over the past 20 years. Kahler explains: “What sets these works apart is their focus on play and ability to create shifting points of view with elements edited out of my previous paintings. Instead of throwing them away, I have kept them with a project in mind. These works reference fragments from previous paintings while creating new possibilities.”
David Olsen recently wrote about Kahler’s work: “Forms both amorphous and geometrical alternately shift, batch, and huddle upon the surface; lines touch, intersect, and overlap, at once running up against and counter to each other. Kahler’s new visual vocabulary is productively, gorgeously claustrophobic in the same way that a map, when viewed from a reasonable distance, suggests that everything is pretty close, an entire world within reach. These works anticipate the figuration of our fraught times while also reminding us of the prime mover of painting as such—the containment of that which is viscous, three-dimensional, and fluid.”