June 15 – July 6, 2017
July 6 – July 27, 2017
A Selection of Recent Work by
Reception: Saturday, July 8, 5-6:30 PM
Strings is a selection of recent work by Christopher Engel.
The recurrent theme of all humans connected to those who have gone before echoes throughout the series, as in all of Engel’s work. Engel explains, “There are points in life when all lines come together. There is an alignment of thoughts and ideas. All voices resonate in unison, and that which travels within has the moment to be seen, heard or felt. We are surrounded by the remnants of all who came before; the energy leaving ‘strings’ that entangle into our lives.”
The title figurative work contains two figures holding the strings of puppets. The main figure is the Sutradhara, known as the “holder of strings.” Traditionally, this is the central character in Sanskrit theater and also the head of the troupe. The symbolic and metaphysical interpretations resound. The seminal abstract work, “Strings,” has ties to Engel’s abstract series “Alchemy” and “Through the Lines.” The work references calligraphy, graffiti, marks on walls, tar patches, ripples in water and, seemingly, all are bound together through the motion and energy of the entire composition.
A reception for the show will be held on Saturday, July 8, from 5-6:30 PM.
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