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Chris Lindsay, I like the wind

Chris Lindsay, I like the wind (2014), installation detail, rust on fabric [XChanges Gallery and Studios, Victoria BC, Apr 4-27]

Chris Lindsay: I like the wind

Xchanges Gallery & Studios
Victoria BC – Apr 4-27, 2014

Twenty years into a career as a microbiologist, including work as a research scientist, Chris Lindsay made an abrupt change in direction to pursue an ambitious practice in the arts. After completing a BFA at the University of Ottawa in 2011, he came west to pursue an MFA at the University of Victoria, graduating in 2013. Currently he is serving as “the shop guy” in the Visual Arts department at UVic and developing an impressively sophisticated portfolio of sculpture, installation and video works, as well as a broad range of exhibition experience across Canada.

As Lindsay writes: “I believe that Art can bypass the apparent, the logical, the intellectual, and move us towards more intuitive awareness; Art can inspire different ways of thinking; Art can spark significant connections in our imagination that go beyond rhetoric and scholarly learning.”

His newest body of work is a stirring “exploration of the … mark-making potential of the rust process. The exhibition comprises a series of prints generated through several experimental strategies where discarded sheet steel was activated to rust while in contact with pieces of fabric.” Although visually austere, this work transcends materiality because it is highly suggestive of issues central to the human condition – namely, death and spirituality.

Christine Clark

Chris Lindsay, I like the wind

Chris Lindsay, I like the wind (2014), installation detail, rust on fabric [XChanges Gallery and Studios, Victoria BC, Apr 4-27]

Chris Lindsay, I like the wind

Chris Lindsay, I like the wind (2014), installation detail, rust on fabric [XChanges Gallery and Studios, Victoria BC, Apr 4-27]

Chris Lindsay, I like the wind

Chris Lindsay, I like the wind (2014), installation detail, rust on fabric [XChanges Gallery and Studios, Victoria BC, Apr 4-27]

Chris Lindsay, I like the wind

Chris Lindsay, I like the wind (2014), installation detail, rust on fabric [XChanges Gallery and Studios, Victoria BC, Apr 4-27]


 Sun, Apr 6, 2014