SUNY Ulster brings the newest works by Chris Victor, titled “Hammer Dance,” to the Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery from Friday, February 8 – Friday, March 29. An opening reception will be held on February 8 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Chris Victor is a visual artist working primarily in repurposed and commonly available materials. For this exhibition, Chris has created a body of abstract, wall-based works inspired by his desire to return to painting. The works reveal his curiosity and dexterity while exploring improvised making techniques inspired by the inherent qualities of the materials he is working with. This improvised method creates the works’ formal elements, with each piece developing from its own particular invented process. As the artist puts it, his aim is “to create works which are completely open about their own process of becoming.”
Chris’ work has been in numerous shows and galleries, including The Grand Rapids Public Museum, the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, and The Samuel Dorsky Museum. Chris has been a resident at the Wassaic Project artist residency and was awarded a NYFA Fellowship in Sculpture in 2014.
Suzy Jeffers, Gallery Coordinator and Professor at SUNY Ulster, says, “Chris Victor is one of the most energetic and enthusiastic artists I know. This new work is going to light the gallery on fire!”
The Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery at SUNY Ulster serves as a center for creative activity at the College and within the community. It also functions as an environment for teaching, performing, and exhibiting. The Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is closed on college holidays.
For more information, please contact the gallery at 687-5113. This event is free and open to the public.