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Lovers Houseplants + Black Paintings - Chris Churchill

8 USD
Lovers Houseplants + Black Paintings - Chris Churchill
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Lovers Houseplants + Black Paintings - Chris Churchill

8 USD
Lovers in tender or potentially pornographic embrace, a woman (or man?) stretching with arms up alternates as a shape-shifting monster, ghosts of centurions, hands wrapped around a pen in multiple Pavel Tchelitchew-like diverging lines, crossing and squiggling and shaking, an exploding figure of many pencil-seared rays buttoning a shirt, Aloe plants, a laughing sitting skeleton inside of a another shirt, faces in triplicate, two people in conversation on a bench, and a Madonna’s head – or is that a lover? Purple, lilac, rose, salmon, coral, baby blue, black. Black but a black of color and light. An overabundance of white light equals death which in turn equals a pure void. This is not meant as a record but instead presents another way of seeing what is present though has become obscured or hidden from view in process. Mining both figuration and abstraction to combine the two opposing tendencies, hiding the representational in the non, Churchill’s resulting drawings and paintings included herein are a feedback loop made up of their mutual interaction. Let the artist now incant five names: Walter Benjamin, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Haruki Murakami, and Walt Whitman. Let these names shed light through the power they contain and transmit that luminescence. Counting the grains of sand is as important as naming all the stars. The Art of the Past, The Art of the Future, This Now-Moment we are living in, the moments of the work’s making. The old gods buried deep in weeds, everything is deep in weeds, deep in memory. The places Surrealism has hinted at are here. Walk through a door that was always there, always open since cave paintings, reach into this source of collective experience, the vision of the birth of all things before there was an eye that might see it, before rods and cones, before time, the origin, the Aleph, from which all things are visible at all times. 28 pages, 11 x 8 1/2”, color cover, color and black and white inside pages, pink paper centerfold.