Blue, Yellow and Red --Disjuncture in the Everyday
First Friday Opening Reception on Nov. 4th, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Exhibition Dates: November 4 to November 26
Please note that 20% of all proceeds from sales are to be
donated to the World Food Program (WFP)
Christopher Chippendale November 2022
Christopher Chippendale is an observational painter based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has been a member of the Painting faculty at Massachusetts College of Art and Design for thirty years, where for five years he served as Area Chair of the Painting Department. “Blue, Yellow, and Red—Disjuncture in the Everyday” is his seventh solo exhibition at Soprafina Gallery.
Chippendale's paintings are based in observation and reflect his ongoing interest in the nature and problems of perception and its representation. He holds an implicit trust in what his eyes actually see, while accepting as a condition of painting that appearances are fundamentally unstable and relational, and that reality is subject to distortion both from without as well as from within. This paradox interests the artist because it is emblematic of the complexity of what is seen and experienced while painting from the untidy world of appearances.
Chippendale was born and raised in southern California. He received his training as a painter at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and at Boston University, where he took his BFA and MFA respectively. He holds a previous BA degree in French and philosophy from Marlboro College, Vermont, and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards.