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Mixed Greens Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Montauk
531 W.26th St.
New York, NY


March 18th, 2010 - May 28th, 2010
Opening: 
March 18th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Montauk, Chris CoffinChris Coffin, Montauk
© Courtesy of the artist & Mixed Greens Gallery
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Mixed Greens is pleased to announce a site-specific window installation by Chris Coffin. He will use Mixed Greens’ exterior windows to create one large, glowing Duratrans piece depicting the undulating coastline of Montauk.

The water has always inspired Chris Coffin. Influenced by his childhood on Long Island and his background as a lifeguard, swimmer and surfer, his overall body of work is comprised of a wide variety of media including photography, video, installation, performance and drawing. For his window installation, Coffin expands upon a current drawing series, Islands and Coastlines, in which he depicts the water’s edge in rippling, repetitive graphite lines reminiscent of waves, seismic maps and electrocardiograms.

In order for Coffin to draw an area, he must have first experienced that stretch of coastline either by swimming, kayaking or surfing the distance. The final drawing, which appears as a bird’s eye view, is in fact tracing the artist’s path. It documents his personal connection to the water and the space where ocean meets land. He uses the languages of science, cartography and technology to create relationships with nature while addressing his own autobiographical history and geography.


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