Chase Langford: Chaos and Control
After a break last year, Chase Langford's annual studio show has returned.
Titled Chaos and Control, this year's show featured paintings from the Scrape series, Chroma series, Morphic series, and several others. Attendance looked pretty good, and judging from the number of sold paintings, I would have to say the economy is recovering nicely, at least among Chase's customers!
Sadly as a mere plebe, affording a Chase Langford is beyond my means. We could still admire his artwork, though-- some of the Chroma G-series were beautiful, Chroma Squared reminded me of a European city-scape, Table Mountain and Chroma Fresh were both lovely (and so big I don't think I could afford a house to mount them in, let alone the artwork!), along with several others.
A theme of painting in vibrant color, then covering it with white paint seemed to underly some of the newer pieces. A subtractive approach to color rather than an additive one, something I found technically intriguing as a geek. *grins* Corniche II, Pacifica (2011), Iowan, Dakotan, and a few others had lots of texture, which also made them interesting to photograph. You can even see the texture in the low-res images for the web.
Clusters, Dogwood, and Marias were also some new series to me. Pretty cool, even if some were a little too abstract to my poor little post-OC Marathon brain and body... so glad Chase's studio is one story with a beautiful view without too many stairs! And as always, a great show, Chase!