August 24, 2023 – The Santa Fe College Art Gallery is proud to present the distinct works of Melrose, FL based artist Chris Teasley. Teasley, originally from Kansas City, MO, creates non-objective works through a unique process combining traditional painting techniques with air blown pigments.
Prog Maps and Soft Hexes opens with a reception at the Santa Fe College Art Gallery on Friday, September 8, 7 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by Custom Caterers.
This and all Santa Fe Gallery Events are free and open to the public.
Of his current body of work Teasley says, “I’ve attempted to circle back to the realm of traditional painting: oil on stretched canvas, glazing techniques and visible brushwork. Still using variations of my air technique, I’ve set myself to the task of “painting out the trick”, so to speak. In past works, the air-blown images were the primary focus of the paintings, typically supported by solid color fields as constructs to display the images. My current work reflects further refinement of technique, in an effort to both inform the basic composition and provide a monochromatic underpainting. This allows me (forces me) to make many more painterly decisions regarding color, tone and texture, and in some cases to directly quote the historic, while preserving non-objectivity.”
The Santa Fe College Art Galleries, comprised of the Santa Fe College Gallery, the President’s Hall Gallery, the Student Life Gallery and the Jackson N. Sasser Fine Arts Hall Gallery, support the college’s mission of adding value to the lives of our students and enriching our community by exhibiting quality artwork in gallery and public locations. The SF Art Galleries serve as a teaching resource for Santa Fe College students, faculty and staff, and the community at large. The broad range of quality artwork shown at the Santa Fe College Gallery, Exhibition Halls, and in public spaces on the Northwest Campus and educational centers suggests to college students, faculty, staff and visitors the endless variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional arts.