530 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY
I take a minimalist and personal approach to materials, using house paint, small brushes, and queen-size bed sheets. I build my stretchers from stock wood bought at the local hardware store. The bed sheets represent a material embodiment of my intimate life - the space of relationships and dreams, followed by a daily cycle of waking, navigating the exterior world, working, thinking, and painting. I return to bed / start over again.
My walks through the woods became a place of quiet contemplation. I found a timeless space in which I began to grasp what my experiences, memories, and trials of life were and continue to be about. They provide moments for greater connection and inspiration. The landscapes encountered reveal specific imagery that in combination with my spiritual growth and accompanying thought process informs the direction of each painting in my current work.
Chris Freeman —2016
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