I Like the Wind

Chris Lindsay

This exhibition opens on Friday, April 4th, 7:00–9:00 PM
Exhibition runs through Sunday, April 27th, 2014
Gallery Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 4 pm
or by appointment.

Artist Talk — Sunday, April 27th, 2 p.m.

Why are we here, anyway?
Why do we have such fertile and logical minds; sentient and dexterous bodies?
What is our part in this universe of infinite complexity?
How is it that we embody the capacity of this cosmos to look back upon it self and reflect upon that experience?

Why would a reasonably reasonable man spend hundreds of hours coaxing rust-toned images onto pieces of mostly second-hand bed sheets?
Why is he hopeful as he sets up the print; eager in anticipation; inquisitive and analytical in his observations?
Why would he strive to reify whatever possible, just as it might jump into his imagination?
Why would he want other people to encounter these strange objects?

“I like the wind” follows an exploration of the non-conventional mark-making potential of the rust process. The exhibition is comprised of a series of prints generated through several experimental strategies where discarded sheet steel was activated to rust while in contact with pieces of fabric. The inventive attitude of the artist and the dynamic physical character of the rust process are captured, reflecting our connection to the world outside of our selves and our relationship to that which we imagine and bring physically into this world.

Originally from Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Chris Lindsay has lived, worked and studied in five Canadian provinces; raising two sons in Saskatoon, SK. 20 years experience as a micro­biologist helped refine Lindsay’s ability to engage and interpret visual information, grounding in him a profound appreciation for this world that sustains all known life. This inquiry has nourished an aptitude for invention and promotes a sincere concern for the fate of our species on this planet. Having completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at UOttawa in 2011 and a Master of Fine Arts at UVic (2013) Lindsay has had opportunities to exhibit his work in Victoria, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Atlanta GA. He currently acts as ‘the shop guy’ in the department of Visual Arts at UVic.

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