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I have an upcoming show this Fall at the Anne Loucks gallery in Chicago. Show and opening dates forthcoming.

Posted on Saturday, July 19th 2014

Happy to have met Joel Shapiro, Don Gummer, and Mel KendrickAgnes Gund, and Bob Colacello this past weekend.

Each imparted a few bits of their experience and observations about growing and living in the art world, the realities of creating work —be those works successful or otherwise, and the NY art scene from the mid-70’s onward.

Don and Mel briefly recounted meeting as friends in lower Manhattan and scraping a living through odd jobs like cab-driving and carpentry in order to produce art.

Joel gave unvarnished insights to his approach on commission work and how a public space or client influences his work or not.

I regret not having more time to hear Bob’s stories, but picked up his book Holy Terror -which he signed. Same with Agnes, who has probably seen art through one of the most interesting vantage points of all.

I treasure these brief, but meaningful exchanges.

Posted on Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

Shipping White on White 08 to a Brooklyn client, the family of whom owns the most pieces of my work (something around 4 I believe).

Shipping White on White 08 to a Brooklyn client, the family of whom owns the most pieces of my work (something around 4 I believe).

Posted on Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

The Hicks commission was delivered yesterday in Washington DC.

The Hicks commission was delivered yesterday in Washington DC.

Posted on Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

This past June, I returned to the Bisanzio Glass Factory on Murano in Italy to work on a new project of glass duotones.
While their I licensed the factory to reproduce 5 of my Line Theory series works in glass as an experiment.

This past June, I returned to the Bisanzio Glass Factory on Murano in Italy to work on a new project of glass duotones.

While their I licensed the factory to reproduce 5 of my Line Theory series works in glass as an experiment.

Posted on Thursday, June 12th 2014

pagebondgallery:

Christopher Baer
Palisades 45, 2014
oil on canvas
60 x 50 inches
OPENING RECEPTION, Friday, March 7 from 7-9 pm
HIDDEN IN PLAIN SITE by Christopher Baer
and
VIEW FIND, a group exhibition featuring work by Linda Connor, Elijah Gowin, Cynthia Henebry, Amanda Means, David Mitchell, Gordon Stettinius, Brian Ulrich, and William Wylie

pagebondgallery:

Christopher Baer

Palisades 45, 2014

oil on canvas

60 x 50 inches

OPENING RECEPTION, Friday, March 7 from 7-9 pm

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SITE by Christopher Baer

and

VIEW FIND, a group exhibition featuring work by Linda Connor, Elijah Gowin, Cynthia Henebry, Amanda Means, David Mitchell, Gordon Stettinius, Brian Ulrich, and William Wylie

Posted on Tuesday, May 20th 2014

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A programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.” The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.

Posted on Monday, May 19th 2014

I recently attempted to explain the components that make up my work —especially in the work I am planning as I look ahead.

I roughed out the drawing to help explain it.  Then I tried to make it easier to read in a graphical depiction.

Posted on Monday, May 12th 2014

Dug this out of my studio recently —made by RISD ID classmate, Ian Adelman. Nearly twenty years later, I still dig it.

Dug this out of my studio recently —made by RISD ID classmate, Ian Adelman. Nearly twenty years later, I still dig it.

Posted on Monday, May 5th 2014