I See No Ships

Incorporating techniques such as painting, drawing, sculpture, and digital erasure I explore aesthetic relations of slavery and post-slavery images, revisiting well-worn illustrations of plantations landscapes and maritime motifs I reflect on three themes of America in the 19th century: discovery, exploration, and settlement.  I am interested in revised historical perspectives within which racial and cultural disparity and disharmony are acknowledged and essential to the understanding of self.

Founders Table, 2014 Mixed Media Dimensions Variable

Founders Table (Detail: David Tran & Thomas-Jefferson) Digital print 2014

Founders Table, (Detail: Jose Luis Saavedra & Benjamin Franklin) Digital print 2014

Founders Table, 2014 (Detail: motorized ships activated by timer)

From Can't See In the Morning to Can't See at Night, 2012 Digitlal print with black sand and gouche 40" x 70"

American PastOral, 2012 Digitlal print with black sand, acrylic and gouche 40x70

The Re-intergration of the Negro, 2012 Digital print with black sand and diamond dust 24" x 30"

Constellations, 2012 Chalkboard,gouache, acrylic 1 of 5

Constellations, 2012 Chalkboard,gouache, acrylic 2 of 5

Constellations, 2012 Chalkboard,gouache, acrylic 3 of 5

Constellations, 2012 Chalkboard,gouache, acrylic 4 of 5

Constellations, 2012 Chalkboard,gouache, acrylic 5 of 5

Constellations, 2012 Chalkboard,gouache, acrylic

Reflection Must Have Confused Them (off) Model ship, lights, and mirror 6" x 6" x 8"

Reflection Must Have Confused Them (on) Model ship, lights, and mirror 6" x 6" x 8"

Reflection Must Have Confused Them (off) Model ship, lights, and mirror 6" x 6" x 8"

Reflection Must Have Confused Them (on) Model ship, lights, and mirror 6" x 6" x 8"

trans-Atlantic-identities,-1713--1783, 2012 Acrylic and ground glass, on canvas

At the Worlds End, 2012 Acrylic and plastic on canvas

Untitled, 2012 Acrylic, ground glass, and graphite on canvas

Untitled, 2012 Acrylic, ground glass, and graphite on canvas

trans-Atlantic identities, 1713--1783 install 1

trans-Atlantic identities, 1713--1783 install 1

trans-Atlantic identities, 1713--1783 install 1

trans-Atlantic identities, 1713--1783 install 2

trans-Atlantic identities, 1713--1783 install 3

trans-Atlantic identities, 1713--1783 install 4

Illuminating the Current Terrain in Which We Find ourselves Deployed, 2012

Illuminating the Current Terrain in Which We Find ourselves Deployed, 2012

Illuminating the Current Terrain in Which We Find ourselves Deployed, 2012

Illuminating the Current Terrain in Which We Find ourselves Deployed, 2012

Illuminating the Current Terrain in Which We Find ourselves Deployed, 2012

Illuminating the Current Terrain in Which We Find ourselves Deployed, 2012

© Chris Christion, Artist/Curator