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Chris Madans
May 21 June 21, 201



Since Last Time

I am a collector. I collect things, bits and pieces, small objects from my immediate environment, history and the collective history of strangers. I look for old, used, cast off articles. All of these fragments have had previous identities and uses, the patina of human hands and time. I sort through my collections, select and recombine these found objects into collage/assemblage compositions. The finished pieces engage with the act of memory and the exploration of inner and outer worlds. The objects are reinvented as symbols, icons and characters. Housed in frames, boxes, and display cabinets, these compositions are united by spirit, theme and purpose.

 

Magritte Metro, 2000-14, mixed media, 14 ½ x 5 ½ x 5”
Magritte Metro, 2000-14, mixed media, 14 x 5 x 5

 
  Ruin and Renewal, 2014, mixed media, 10 x 8 ½ x 7”
Ruin and Renewal, 2014, mixed media, 10 x 8 ½ x 7
  Braille of Constellations, 2011-14, mixed media, 11 x 8 ½ x 6 ¾”
Braille of Constellations, 2011-14, mixed media, 11 x 8 ½ x 6 ¾”

 

 

   

 

Altar of Indecision II, 2011-14, mixed media, 14 ½ x 8 x 5”
Altar of Indecision II, 2011-14, mixed media, 14 ½ x 8 x 5”

 

 

 

Bird Bound by Expectations, 2014, mixed media, 9 x 10 ½ x 6 ¾”
Bird Bound by Expectations, 2014, mixed media, 9 x 10 ½ x 6 ¾”

 

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