Within Chris Kahler’s densely packed compositions, luminous forms appear to morph and proliferate within pulsating matrices of paint. Upon closer inspection, details emerge within the layered surfaces, dislocating forms and complicating spatial logic in the process. Manifesting conditions of profusion and flux, Kahler’s ecstatic abstractions provide a poignant, though ebullient, analogy for our precarious times.
Chris Kahler is the Chair of the Department of Art + Design, Associate Director of the School of the Arts and Professor of Painting at Eastern Illinois University. He received his B.F.A. at Ohio Wesleyan University and M.F.A. from Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
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