Saturday, April 14, 2012
Chris Land is newly mastered out of UC in painting. His work is amoebic, fresh, and living. It's invigorating to get an application for a show from someone you've never heard of and never seen before, yet totally local. Even better when their work is killer, like Land's, and you can keep the gallery in blossom for springtime.
The dreamy magnified landscapes that Chris Land paints are vivid and bright. The imagery is an abstract narrative phrased in thick paint. The pieces seem somewhat recognizable then immediately distant. I see magnified spores and then I think I'm looking at a hill of trees in one piece. Land's work is pleasantly confusing.
Please stop by- this show will be the last one for 1305 before reopening after the summer in Final friday August 31st. We'd love to see you! Regular gallery hours: Thursday- Sunday 12-4. Exhibition continues through April 27th, 2012.