chris ballantyne show



this is our first show with chris. we’ve been watching his work for several years and are really excited about it. it has the high level of craft that’s common to the work we show — refined and formal yet intuitive — personal and quirky but oddly universal. the show is two paintings on panel (the grain of the panel shows though the acrylic stain), several small paintings on paper, two large (60×80 inches) paintings on paper and a large painting made on the long wall of the biggest gallery space. chris painted on the wall over the weekend. we’d expected a couple of small areas painted on the wall, but came in to find that chris was more ambitious… i guess i’m mellowing. it looks great.

SFMoMA is getting this one.