`...the accidents Langstroth curates could be read as vestiges of lives: those found jostling about in contemporary cities or, more touchingly, in the haze of memory, where abstraction and figuration have always found perfect marriage.`David Balzer, art critic.
`From a distance, Chris Langstroth’s works are stunning abstract paintings, but look closer and you’ll see distinct human shapes. By using thick paint and knives to apply multiple wet layers or dig through existing layers, he leaves evidence of his process in the finished product`. by Alison Malone. “WHERE” magazine, 2007.
Chris Langstroth has been a full time artist for almost thirty years after attending Ontario College of Art, and later graduating from Ryerson University in Toronto, specializing in film and photography. He has participated in numerous solo, group and juried exhibitions, and has his works in many corporate and private collections.
"This year, I have been concentrating, increasingly, on ways of representing the human figure (in whole or part).
I enjoy the physicality of thick paint and use knives to smear on one wet layer over another or to excavate through existing layers.
Although I strive for a certain ‘visual plausibility’ in my work, representational accuracy is not my prime objective.
The most enigmatic and interesting qualities particular to painting, have to do with the transformation of pigment in paste to an image on canvas.
I am, therefore seeking to retain some visual evidence of the process used in making the image as a subtext for reading or interpreting it.
In each painting , I’m searching for the most compelling combination of imagery and abstract paint quality." Chris Langstroth.
1978 - 1980 Ontario College of Art
1981 - 1985 Ryerson University. B.A.A. Film and Photography.
2015 SPLASH Live Art Auction. Vancouver, BC
2015 Solo Show. Kurbatoff Gallery. Vancouver, BC
2014 SPLASH. Live Art Auction. Vancouver, BC
2014 Solo Show. Kurbatoff Gallery. Vancouver, BC
2013 SPLASH. Live Art Auction. Vancouver, BC.
2013 Solo Show. Kurbatoff Gallery. Vancouver, BC
2012 SPLASH. Live Art Auction. Vancouver, BC
2012 Solo Show. Kurbatoff gallery, Vancouver, BC
2011 SPLASH. Live Art Auction. Vancouver, BC
2011 Solo Show. Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2011 Solo Show. Oeno Gallery. Ontario
2011 Unite with Art. Live Art Auction. UNICEF
2010 Toronto International Art Fair.
2010 Solo Show. Kurbatoff Gallery. Vancouver, BC
2010 Unite with Art. Live Art Auction. UNICEF. Vancouver, BC
2009 Solo Show. Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009 SPLASH. Live Art Auction. Vancouver, BC
2009 Unite with Art. Live Art Auction. UNICEF. Vancouver, BC
2009 Solo Show. XEXE Gallery, Toronto, ON
2008 Solo Show. Kurbatoff Gallery. Vancouver, BC
2008 Group Show. XEXE Gallery. Toronto, ON
2008Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.
2007 Solo Show. Kurbatoff Gallery. Vancouver, BC.
2007 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.
2006 Solo Show. Lipman Contemporary Art. Toronto, ON
2006 Solo Show. Zilberschmuk Art Gallery. Toronto, ON
2006 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2005 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2005 Zilberschmuck Art Gallery. Toronto, ON
2004 Zilberschmuck Art Gallery.Toronto, ON
2003 Zilberschmuck Art Gallery.Toronto, ON
2003 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2002 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition - "Artists for Artists Award"
2001 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2001 Willow Gallery. Toronto, ON
1999 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
1998 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
1998 Solo Show. Praxis Gallery. Toronto, ON
1997 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition - "Toronto Annual Purchase Award"
1999 Praxis Gallery Group Show - Juried First Prize - Toronto
1996 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
1995 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
1994 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
1993 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
1992 Solo Show. Dimsension Plus Gallery. Toronto, ON
1992 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
1991 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
1986 Cedar Ridge Gallery
1986 Ryerson Gallery
1986 Toronto Image Works.
2002 Artist for Artists Award
1997 Praxis Group Show, First Prize
1997 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Winner of Toronto Annual Purchase Award
SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:
Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital Foundation
Koffman Kalef LLP
Blaxland Pacific Management Corp.
Credit Union Central of BC
Northwest and Ethical Investment
Bell Alliance Lawyers & Notaries Public
Pemcor Investment Corporation
City of Toronto
Ontario Power Generation