Vancouver art events. Solo show by Chris Langstroth at Kurbatoff Gallery. September 17 – October 1, 2014.
Vancouver art events: `…the accidents Langstroth curates could be read as vestiges of lives: those found jostling about in contemporary cities or, more touchingly, in the haze of memory, where abstraction and figuration have always found perfect marriage.`
David Balzer, art critic.
Chris Langstroth has been a full time artist for over twenty years after attending Ontario College of Art, and graduating later from Ryerson University in Toronto, specializing in film and photography. He has participated in numerous solo, group and juried exhibitions, and has his works in many corporate and private collections. By using thick paint and knives to apply multiple wet layers or dig through existing layers, the artist often makes his work balance on the edge of abstraction and figuration.
`The ongoing challenge in making pictures is to understand and control the effect produced by the interaction of abstract marks and the things being represented. The marks themselves tend to be difficult to control, but unpredictability keeps the process interesting, and the potential for new discoveries is always there.`
Kurbatoff Gallery 2435 Granville St. Vancouver, B.C. V6H3G5 (604) 736-5444.
Vancouver art events. www.kurbatoffgallery.com