Chris Duncan employs the use of color, repetition, accumulation, sound and reflections, along with a wide variety of materials such as tape, crayons, string, and rocks to ponder ideas of perception and transcendence in both conceptual and physical forms. Often in flux between the overwhelming and the minimal, Duncan’s work is a constant balancing act of positive or negative, loud or quite, light or dark…etc.
Duncan holds an BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts and is a 2013 MFA candidate at Stanford University. His work is in the collections of Berkeley Art Museum, SFMOMA, the Kemper Art Museum, and the editions he has published under the moniker LAND AND SEA (the publication company he runs with his wife) have recently been acquired by the NYMoMA. Chris is based in Oakland California.
Chris Duncan was a resident at the ACRE this past summer. His work is currently included in the group show Infinite Jamz along with that of three other ACRE residents – Biff Bolen, Mac Katter, and Patrick Costello (check out Patrick’s work on Make Space!) – at LVL3 in Chicago. The show runs through Sunday, December 16th. You can stop by and see the work on Sundays from 1-4 or by appointment:
Infinite Jamz is a group show comprised of four artists from the 2012 Summer ACRE Residency program. Infinite Jamz explores relationships of light and color amongst various systems of support. Biff Bolen uses paint to address the speed of his rapid attention span. Patrick Costello’s interests in his community inspires patterns combined with natural tones from the environment. Chris Duncan ponders perception in his portrayals of geometric abstractions. Mac Katter explores image-mediated experiences and the psychological perceptions of advertising. All four artists consider their ever-changing impressions through different methods of expression.