Chris Duncan

Light is a major theme of Chris’ work as is inventive use of materials. Chris’ tape layers obscure their under painting and fragment and skew the light that is reflected and refracted.

These 2 pieces are made with layer upon layer of strapping tape, that Chris has removed the adhesive from and re-glued with an archival binder. So as the layers build up an optically vibrant pattern emerges. While essentially white on white the depth and layers of lines become incredibly deep. It is then sprayed with a matte film so it all appears almost blurry while it is right there in front of you.

Impossible to grasp in a photograph. A very inventive and intense process.

Chris Duncan Fade 1Chris Duncan Fade 2

Chris Duncan - Fade 1Chris Duncan - Fade 2Chris Duncan Miami 2013Chris Duncan chris Duncan 1 Chris Duncan 2 Chris Duncan 3

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Chris Duncan is an Oakland-based artist who employs repetition and accumulation as a basis for experiments in visual and sound based media. Often in flux between maximal and minimal, Duncan’s work is a constant balancing act of positive or negative, loud or quite, solitary or participatory and tends to lead towards questions regarding perception, experience and transcendence. 


Born 1974 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Lives and works in Oakland, California

2013 MFA, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
 BFA, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA

– Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, ON Canada
2012 Wake Up and Fight – Halsey Mckay Gallery, Impulse,  New York, NY
BalanceMorgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Patterns and Light, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
2010 Eye Against I, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
2009  NADA Art Fair Solo Booth,  Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, Miami Beach, FL
2008 The Faith Void SplitJeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
2007 The Beginning, The Middle, The EndGregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 The Continued Exploitation of Pink and BrownJeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
The Playing FieldNakaochiai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Dark TimesMotel Gallery, Portland, OR
2005 Where We MeetLump Gallery, Raleigh, NC

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