THE STUDY Project Space
Chris Duncan is an inter-disciplinary artist based in Oakland California. Duncan employs the use of color, repetition and reflections, along with a wide variety of materials to ponder ideas such as perception and balance, in both conceptual and physical forms. Often in flux between the overwhelming and the minimal, rooted in simple application methods, Chris chooses accessible means of making in hopes to make broader connections beyond the typical art viewer. With accessibility in mind, Chris has also been publishing books, zines and releasing records for over a decade. Under the moniker Hot and Cold, Chris co-published a seven year long, 10 issue series of very hand-built art books including well over 100 artists. Under the current moniker Land and Sea, he has teamed up with his partner, Maria Otero, to release monographs and records of artists they believe in. Beyond constructing paintings, drawings, publishing and installations with string, he has also ventured into experimental sound making and people gathering. As THE SUN, under the same premise of his more traditional forms of art-making, Duncan creates sonic happenings that, by design, dismantle the idea of audience and performer, and offer a space for anyone willing, to contribute and participate. Chris has received his BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts, is a 2013 MFA candidate at Stanford University and has performed, exhibited or is the collection of: Eli Ridgway Gallery, Berkeley Art Museum, SFMOMA, San Francisco Arts Commission, NYMOMA, Southern Exposure, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Halsey Mckay Gallery,and the Kemper Art Museum.