DISTANCES: An exhibition of Blue Paintings by Michael Childress

October 27 - November 8, 2014

Opening Reception: Sunday, November 2, 5-8 PM with multidimensional sound performance by Sean Durham


Michael Childress’ paintings are tableaus of potentiality. The perspectival space and corresponding imagery are drawn over stained canvas in white crayon, luminously embedding a vernacular of icons into the blue abyss—the depths of the ocean, the vastness of outer space, and the darkness of our subconscious. 

"It is to no man's credit that he is able to imagine that which has no image, which does not make it any easier to name the unnameable, particularly when we lack a scientific vocabulary. In short, the stuff of which we are made is far more distant from us than any observable galaxy. It is inobservable. Too far (too close) to be so. Subject to a distancing mechanism that eludes us."
Jean Cocteau, 1988
Diary of an Unknown

Sean Durham/Certain Death, photo by Esther S White

photo by Esther S White

photo by Michael Childress