Chris Lux

Apr 22, 2013

San Francisco

Chris Lux is a painter and sculptor from San Francisco. Lux’s practice, which has taken shape as a series of paintings and sculptures, investigates the history of objects, time periods and people, and his own history.

In his new show at Park Life, painted frames, tables and ceramics, speak to a shared idea of arts place in daily life.

Luxs work draws subject matter from the past, most notably, from the world of Mythologies. His most recent book „12 Saints“ with writer William Rockwell, drew exclusively from hagiographies of the lives of Christian saints taken from „The Golden Legend“ (Jacobus de Voragine, c. 1260). In his new works, Ancient Mythologies from Japan have taken center stage. The works speaks in the language of painting and composition to not only tell this stories from the past, but also the story of his own practice as an artist. Playing with three distinct styles, black and white illustrate works, crisp bright colored graphic work, and funky dripping ceramic works, they are used interchangeably to speak of stories from the past. This self referential sampling from the artist own past works and styles, keeps the work from being simply illustrative, and adds a level that speaks of the myth making of artists own careers.

Chris Lux

Park Life

April 19 – May 19, 2013
220 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118