David Richard Gallery

Exhibition Details

DESTRUCTION RITUAL

New sculptures and prints by Chris Collins
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Shatter 1

Chris Collins

Shatter 1

Cast stainless steel
5 x 2.5 x .25 inches
SOLD
Shatter 4

Chris Collins

Shatter 4

Cast stainless steel
11.5 x 7.5 x .5 inches
SOLD
Shatter 3

Chris Collins

Shatter 3

Cast stainless steel
6.5 x 3 x .25 inches
SOLD
Shatter 2

Chris Collins

Shatter 2

Cast stainless steel
3.75 x 3.75 x .25 inches
SOLD
Box 7

Chris Collins

Box 7

Cast stainless steel
6 x 3 x 1 inches
Box 5

Chris Collins

Box 5

Cast stainless steel
3 x 2 x .5 inches
Box 4

Chris Collins

Box 4

Cast stainless steel
3 x 2 x .5 inches
Box 3

Chris Collins

Box 3

Cast stainless steel
5 x 2.5 x .5 inches
Box 2

Chris Collins

Box 2

Cast stainless steel
5 x 2.5 x .5 inches
Box 1

Chris Collins

Box 1

Cast stainless steel
6 x 3 x .5 inches
Veil

Chris Collins

Veil

Found LCD screens, collage grommets
72 x 54 inches
Vessel

Chris Collins

Vessel

Found object
32 x 57 x 3 inches
Disintegration 7

Chris Collins

Disintegration 7

Monoprint
22.5 x 15 inches
Disintegration 6

Chris Collins

Disintegration 6

Monoprint
22.5 x 15 inches
SOLD
Disintegration 5

Chris Collins

Disintegration 5

Monoprint
30 x 22.50 inches
Disintegration 4

Chris Collins

Disintegration 4

Monoprint
30 x 22.5 inches
Disintegration 3

Chris Collins

Disintegration 3

Monoprint
30 x 22.5 inches
Disintegration 2

Chris Collins

Disintegration 2

Monoprint
30 x 22.5 inches
SOLD
Disintegration 1

Chris Collins

Disintegration 1

Monoprint
30 x 22.5 inches
Shroud

Chris Collins

Shroud

Found windshield
36 x 58 inches
SOLD
Screen

Chris Collins

Screen

Found LCD screen
8 x 7.5 inches
SOLD

Chris Collins

Hen and Chick 6

Cast resin
1 x 6 x 6 inches

Chris Collins

Hen and Chick 5

Cast resin
1 x 6 x 6 inches

Chris Collins

Hen and Chick 4

Cast resin
2 x 4 x 4.25 inches

Chris Collins

Hen and Chick 3

Cast resin
2 x 4 x 4.25 inches
Hen and Chick 2

Chris Collins

Hen and Chick 2

Cast resin
2 x 4 x 4.25 inches
Hen and Chick 1

Chris Collins

Hen and Chick 1

Cast resin
2 x 3.25 x 3.75 inches
Shatter 8

Chris Collins

Shatter 8

Cast resin with interference pigment
4.5 x 4.5 inches
Shatter 7

Chris Collins

Shatter 7

Cast resin with interference pigment
4.75 x 4 inches
Shatter 6

Chris Collins

Shatter 6

Cast resin with interference pigment
14.5 x 7.5 inches
SOLD
Shatter 12

Chris Collins

Shatter 12

Cast resin with interference pigment
14 x 12 inches
Shatter 14

Chris Collins

Shatter 14

Cast resin with interference pigment
10 x 8 inches
Shatter 13

Chris Collins

Shatter 13

Cast resin with interference pigment
11 x 5.75 inches
Untitled (metal sign) 4

Chris Collins

Untitled (metal sign) 4

Found object
10 x 7 inches
Untitled (metal sign) 3

Chris Collins

Untitled (metal sign) 3

Found object
10 x 7 inches
Untitled (metal sign) 2

Chris Collins

Untitled (metal sign) 2

Found object
10 x 7 inches
Untitled (metal sign) 1

Chris Collins

Untitled (metal sign) 1

Found object
10 x 7 inches
Shatter 11

Chris Collins

Shatter 11

Cast aluminum
9 x 3.5 x .25 inches
Shatter 11

Chris Collins

Shatter 11

Cast resin with interference pigment
9 x 3.5 x .25 inches
Shatter 10

Chris Collins

Shatter 10

Cast aluminum
3.25 x 3 inches
Shatter 9

Chris Collins

Shatter 9

Cast aluminum
5 x 4 inches
Shatter 8

Chris Collins

Shatter 8

Cast aluminum
4.5 x 4.5 inches
Shatter 7

Chris Collins

Shatter 7

Cast aluminum
4.75 x 4 inches
Shatter 6

Chris Collins

Shatter 6

Cast aluminum
14.5 x 7.5 inches
Shatter 10

Chris Collins

Shatter 10

Cast resin with interference pigment
3.25 x 3 inches
SOLD
Shatter 9

Chris Collins

Shatter 9

Cast resin with interference pigment
5 x 4 inches
Diptych

Chris Collins

Diptych

Found LCD screen, grommets, collage
27.5 x 48 inches
Shatter 5

Chris Collins

Shatter 5

Cast stainless steel
4.5 x 4.5 x .25 inches
Box 6

Chris Collins

Box 6

Cast stainless steel
5 x 2.5 x .75 inches

Chris Collins Exhibition 2017

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Chris Collins Exhibition 2017

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Chris Collins Exhibition 2017

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Chris Collins Exhibition 2017

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Chris Collins Exhibition 2017

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Chris Collins Exhibition 2017

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Chris Collins Exhibition 2017

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Chris Collins Exhibition 2017

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Chris Collins Exhibition 2017

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Chris Collins Exhibition 2017

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Chris Collins Exhibition 2017

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Chris Collins Exhibition 2017

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Chris Collins Exhibition 2017

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Chris Collins Exhibition 2017

Destruction Ritual - 2

Contemporary culture primarily presents itself to us through the screen.  We look to screens for entertainment, information, communication and commerce.  Through advertising, screens tell us what we should want, what we should be doing, and who we should be.  The television screen holds a place of reverence at the center of the household, as a kind of altar, portal, and vessel.  It only makes sense that upon their ceasing as useful objects they are shot, shattered, and left in the desert as an act of ritual destruction. 

Across time and culture, the breaking of ceremonial vessels has been practiced.  Through the act of shooting, these vessels of culture are destroyed as the shooter takes vengeance upon its master, turns violent image upon itself, and likewise celebrates the power of the television.  Other vessels of cultural importance give us an altered perspective, though either medicine or machine. It is my intention to use the destroyed objects through which we view our world, whether TV, bottle, or windshield, as a monument to the power of these objects and as to illustrate the peculiar destructive rituals of contemporary culture.

This body of work consists of several materials and processes, ranging from the use of readymades and collage techniques, to works of casting and printmaking.  The bullet ridden source material of LCD screens, windshields, signs, boxes and bottles was scavenged from the desert outskirts of Santa Fe alongside arroyos, fences, and embankments.  Readymades exist as a television body, signs, and car windshield.  LCD screen fragments are utilized as form of collage, adhered together to form a veil.  LCD screen is used as a tool for printmaking as well, through inking of the fragments and utilizing a press.  Windshield and bottle fragments have been molded and cast in metals and resin, highlighting the fractured beauty of the once important cultural objects.  


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