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  Chris Gallagher
October 14 - November 13, 2004
 

The fact that most of the universe, vast or minute, can only be known secondhand through technological means has long inspired Chris Gallagher's work. His paintings are clearly handmade, yet give the impression of something technological and overwhelming: rushing, incessant information or vast cosmological phenomena. Gallagher deftly streams vibrating bands of color from edge to edge and implies an expansion beyond the boundaries of the canvas. In certain cases, the brilliant striations curve or gently arc as they radiate across the picture surface, bending as if under the influence of some force located beyond sight. The varied colors, chosen intuitively by Gallagher from a complex palette, softly blend into one another and register the hand of the artist through slight imperfections in the brushstrokes. The density produced by this technique, along with the unvarnished surfaces, allows the work to glow with an inner light.
 
 
24/7-4, 2004
Oil on canvas
64 x 96 inches

Carousel, 2004
Oil on canvas
60 x 36 inches

Sphere, 2004
Oil on canvas
60 x 36 inches
 
Motel 2, 2004
Oil on canvas
34 x 34 inches

Chatter, 2004
Oil on canvas
36 x 46 inches

Equator, 2004
Oil on canvas
32 x 32 inches
 
S.O.S., 2004
Oil on canvas
30 x 25 inches

Convoy, 2004
Oil on canvas
24 x 32 inches

Stop/Go, 2004
Oil on canvas
28 x 20 inches
 
Detail #1, 2004
Oil on panel
12 x 9 inches

Detail #3, 2004
Oil on panel
12 X 12 inches
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