October 13th through November 30th, 2016
Reception Thursday October 13th, 5 – 9 PM
Second Reception: Thursday, November 10th, 5 – 9 PM
Malcolm Christhilf’s paintings originate in observation. He focuses on accessible, human scale objects. The perfectly functional proportions of a glass bottle, or the condensed energy in the sphere of a rubber ball become absorbing subjects.
Christhilf used to believe that these particular objects were symbols of internal content brought to consciousness through image making. While there continues to be an element of this at work, lately the attraction seems more existential. Looking and painting is a form of recognizing the world around him. To observe and articulate the plain existence of the thing itself seems to be reason enough.
Malcolm Christhilf was born in Baltimore, MD. in 1953. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Towson State University in Towson, Maryland in 1979. He attended Tamarind Institute’s Printer Fellow Program in Albuquerque, New Mexico and received his printer’s certificate in 1983. He earned his Master of Art and Master of Fine Arts degrees at the University of California at Berkeley in 1985 and 1987. Malcolm Christhilf is currently a Professor of Art at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where he teaches all levels of Design, Drawing and Painting.
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