Chris Kahler

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Marking his eleventh solo exhibition with the gallery, Chris Kahler presents a selection of new
paintings titled PROXIMITY. This new series of abstractions further expands upon the dynamic
interplay between organic linear networks and hard-edge geometry that has come to
characterize the artist’s unique work. In conjunction with the exhibition, Bruno David Gallery
will publish a catalogue of the artist’s recent work with an in-depth exhibition history and
bibliography.

David B. Olsen writes about Kahler’s new works: “When you see them now, them, the
elements of Chris Kahler’s new paintings seem especially close. If we’ve become acutely
aware of distance in daily life, these paintings depict the ebullient opposite of that. 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 actually 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.”

Chris Kahler is the Chair of the
Department of Art + Design, Associate
Director of the School of the Arts and
Professor of Painting at Eastern Illinois
University. He received his B.F.A. at Ohio
Wesleyan University and M.F.A. from
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
Kahler has been the subject of numerous
one-person exhibitions at venues
including the Richard Ross Art Museum,
Delaware, OH (2014); Anita Wooten
Gallery, Valencia College, Orlando, FL
(2011); John P. Weatherhead Gallery,
University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
(2009); Museum of Surgical Science,
Chicago, IL (2002).

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