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Introduction

Chris Page is a contemporary artist working in the Amherst–Northampton area of Western Massachusetts. He has exhibited widely in museums, galleries and alternative spaces around New England and in Brooklyn, NY and Santa Fe, NM. His next show will be at the Brattleboro Museum in the fall of 2016.

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Introduction

Chris Page is a contemporary artist working in the Amherst–Northampton area of Western Massachusetts. He has exhibited widely in museums, galleries and alternative spaces around New England and in Brooklyn, NY and Santa Fe, NM. His next show will be at the Brattleboro Museum in the fall of 2016.

Chris Page has been having a dialog between nature and the practice of painting for almost forty years. Influenced by the large-scale paintings of the New York art scene including abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, he has long pursued painting large abstract canvases that work to communicate his experiences of being in nature.

History

Chris Page was born in Madrid, Spain and grew up in Boston Massachusetts. He has lived and worked since 1974 in a house he and his wife built in the Pelham Hills near Amherst, Massachusetts.

In 1995, he travelled to the northern part of Baffin Island, 400 miles north of the Arctic Circle, at the time of the summer solstice to watch the spring migration of birds and narwhal whales.

Influenced by the colors and profound openness of the Arctic, Pages’ painting became very focused on merging abstraction and landscape. his next endeavor was the “Stream Series,” based on the study of Scarborough Brook that runs close to his home.

Walks

Recently, he moved his art practice out of the studio to include ‘sky-walks’, where his witnessing of the unfolding daytime sky - its luminosity, immensity, complexity, myriad colors, and dynamic shifting cloud patterns is performed as an artwork. The 'walks' are considered short-duration, performance artworks that are documented with photographs. Pages's current paintings and photographic sequences relate directly to this witnessing practice.

Paintings

Working mostly with the canvas on the floor, he paints in an intuitive fashion often working in bursts of intense, concentrated energy applying acrylic paint in a broad range of techniques frequently using repeated gestures to buildup complex forms and rhythms. Read Less
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