Bruno David Gallery is showing “Remix”, an exhibition by Chris Kahler. The “Remix Series” marks Kahler's return to works on paper. These small-scale pieces explore the ephemeral quality of color, intimate drawing and the recycling of paint detritus collected over the past 20 years. Kahler explains: “What sets these works apart is their focus on play and ability to create shifting points of view with elements edited out of my previous paintings. Instead of throwing them away, I have kept them with a project in mind. These works reference fragments from previous paintings while creating new possibilities.

David Olsen recently wrote about Kahler’s work: “Forms both amorphous and geometrical alternately shift, batch, and huddle upon the surface; lines touch, intersect, and overlap, at once running up against and counter to each other. Kahler’s new visual vocabulary is productively, gorgeously claustrophobic in the same way that a map, when viewed from a reasonable distance, suggests that everything is pretty close, an entire world within reach. These works anticipate the figuration of our fraught times while also reminding us of the prime mover of painting as such—the containment of that which is viscous, three-dimensional, and fluid.”

Chris Kahler received his B.F.A. at Ohio Wesleyan University and M.F.A. from Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. Kahler has been the subject of numerous one-person exhibitions at venues including the Richard Ross Art Museum, Delaware, OH; Anita Wooten Gallery, Valencia College, Orlando, FL; John P. Weatherhead Gallery, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN; Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL. Chris Kahler is the Chair of the Department of Art + Design, Associate Director of the School of the Arts and Professor of Painting at Eastern Illinois University.