CHRIS BAKER | Pacific
Opening Tuesday March 4th and running through March 29th @
Jane Deering Gallery in Chinatown, Santa Barbara CA
'The imperfect is our paradise.'
-- Wallace Stevens, The Idea of Order at Key West
'Though the subject matter differs, this painting was inspired by and follows the structure of Rembrandt’s The Night Watch, a masterwork of Dutch painting which evokes a sense of participation, motion, and civic order. I borrowed Rembrandt’s use of space to organize Pacific into an idea of order that I imagine in the world. This is not a utopian order, nor is it a natural order. The order I am after is larger, wider, in color, and imperfect.' --Chris Baker
Chris Baker studied at the Clay Art Center, Portchester, NY and the New York School of Painting, Drawing & Sculpture, New York City; and has been resident at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado. Baker maintains a studio practice in Carpinteria CA and Sedgwick ME. This is his third solo show with Jane Deering Gallery.
Image above : 'Pacific' 2014 . Oil on canvas . 106x132 inches