Wallace Gallery Artist's Talk: Chris Bors

Event date: 

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 11:00am


Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, Campus Center
Portrait of Chris Bors


The Amelie A. Wallace Gallery will host a public event: "ARTIST TALK by CHRIS BORS," in conjunction with "Paradox of Constructed Nature," the ongoing group exhibition of Visual Arts adjunct professors.

Chris Bors’ post-Pop conceptual paintings feature mash-ups of images in which anything visual is fair game for repurposing. He works with bold graphics and text, commenting on commodification, trash culture, and personal obsessions. His works are meticulously painted to resemble silkscreen prints or t-shirt graphics, and often deploy logos from hardcore punk rock bands and circles of color from children’s Paint-with-Water activity books. Bors incorporates drips of color that enliven the surface to create jarring contrasts that reference the stain paintings of 1950s and ‘60s Abstraction, while the juxtaposition of appropriated and original images mimics the tactics used in political messaging. Born in Ithaca, New York, Bors was educated at the University of Albany and RISD, and received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Bors had a solo show at Randall Scott Projects in Washington, D.C., and has exhibited at PS1 MoMA, White Columns, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. At SUNY Old Westbury, he teaches Introduction to Creative Thinking and Drawing.

Campus Center, Main Level
SUNY College at Old Westbury
Route 107, Old Westbury, NY 11568
Contact Info:
Director: Hyewon Yi, Ph.D. 516-876-2709/3056
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