Chase Langford “Geo+Morphic”

Susan Eley Fine Art

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Susan Eley Fine Art announces the opening of “Geo+Morphic,” Chase Langford’s first solo exhibition at the gallery.

Approximately 20 paintings will be on display, drawn from the artist’s Morphic and Essex series. Influenced since boyhood by a love of map making, which eventually led to his study of and work in cartography at UCLA, Langford continues to be inspired by the spatial rhythms of geography. While a cartographer’s intent is to apply precision and science to outline our spatial world, its coastlines, rivers and roads, Langford’s paintings depart from the rules of cartography, as he applies a free flowing approach. The looseness creates a marvelous abstraction from painting to painting.

Langford’s Morphic paintings, with their biomorphic and organic forms in constant ebb and flow, elicit great sensual pleasure. While based in geography, Langford creates magical, mystical landscapes, with brightly colored paths, waterways, rivers, plateaus and rocks, seemingly untouched by humankind. Or changing our lens, we could be peering at across section of a fantastical rock, cut with bright colored striations, shiny mica formations, and layers of faults and folds that reveal both rough hewn textures and smooth, saturated surfaces.

In addition to the natural world, Langford is influenced by architecture, design and fashion, reflected in the work of the Essex series, redolent with the aesthetic of mid 20th -­‐ century design, with it tighter geometry and hues of black, white, reds and blues. Textile patterns and ethnic woven creations also come to mind, as the aesthetic is vaguely reminiscent of ancient or Aztec cultures.



from November 06, 2014 to December 31, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-11-06 from 18:00 to 20:00


Chase Langford

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