11/25/15

Chris Langlois Exhibition at the Glass House Regional Gallery

The Glass House Regional Gallery is hosting an exhibition of works by Olsen Irwin artist Chris Langlois.

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“Chris Langlois creates painting that take us into the natural world of sky, sea and cloud, drifting toward and beyond the horizon. At the same time, however, they offer an internal dialogue, into existential territory, with images that speak to this moment, the memory, and to the infinite. Their power is in this duality, an ability to harness the beauty of the physical world, and to create a window into the psyche.” Louise Martin Chew

_DSC9753The Exhibition features much of Chris’ most recent works exploring the sublime beauty of the Australian sky.

Chris will be giving an artist talk on the 3rd of December.  Tickets to the event are available here

You can also view the exhibition catalog here

The exhibition runs until January 15

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10/2/14

Chris Langlois, Caroline Rannersberger and Paul Ryan | Sublime Point: The Landscape in Painting

Work by Chris Langlois, Caroline Rannersberger and Paul Ryan will be included in an exhibition at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre. Sublime Point: The Landscape in Painting, brings together 25 leading Australian painters in an investigation of landscape painting.

“For some of the artists, the subject of landscape originates from a cultural and spiritual attachment to place or an urban sensibility to a changing environment. While for others, the landscape provides a vehicle for the exploration of self, responses to the historical aspect of landscape and a relationship with nature.” – Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre

Sublime Point: The Landscape in Painting
11 October – 30 November 2014
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, 782 Kingsway Gymea, NSW

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Caroline Rannersberger, Sunset Bay Towards Hartz, 2013, oil on belgian linen, 3 x 202 x 71cm

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Chris Langlois, Weather System (Tasman Sea) no.9, 2014, oil on linen, 137 x 122cm

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Paul Ryan, Sublime North Sublime South, 2014, oil on linen, 72 x 122cm

08/21/14

Chris Langlois | Points in Time


Chris Langlois’ work is being celebrated with a major touring survey Points in Time now on the Gold Coast City Art Gallery. The exhibition was developed by Gippsland Art Gallery and Manly Art Gallery and Museum and has already toured four regional galleries in 2013 and 2014. Points in Time will be on show at Gold Coast City Art Gallery until 14 September and will then travel to Orange Regional Gallery in October 2014 for it’s sixth and final stop.

In the documentary above, Langlois shares his thoughts on his work and the exhibition – giving insight into his concepts, working process and studio.

Chris Langlois
Points in Time
Gold Coast City Art Gallery QLD:  2 August—14 September 2014
Orange Regional Gallery NSW:  3 October—16 November 2014

Olsen Irwin are currently showing an exhibition of Chris Langlois’ new work, Weather Systems. Please join us for the opening this Saturday 2-4pm at 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra.

Chris Langlois
Weather Systems
20 August – 7 September 2014

Olsen Irwin
63 Jersey Road
Woollahra NSW 2025

08/14/14

Chris Langlois | Studio Visit

On a recent visit to Chris Langlois‘ studio we previewed his most recent work for the upcoming exhibition at Olsen Irwin, Weather Systems. Greeted by Langlois’ two bumbling pugaliers, Langlois shows us to his studio, adjoining his home in Sydney’s northern beaches. The works for the upcoming show are vast land-, sea- and skyscapes, meticulously painted in Langlois’ signature style.

“These paintings depict landscape that is emptied of persons and his objects, a world altered and neglected by man, an inverse romanticism. They are either placed in or on the edge of the emptiness or show it viewed from afar and explore the nothingness that depicts space. I prefer a landscape that is meloncholic, reflective of the human mind, a space that I create and that can be solitarily explored.

Painting for me involves landscape and I explore that theme, however, my use of landscape is not to depict place, rather, a tool or vehicle to draw the viewers’ own relationship with place. My paintings generally are cinematic, empty and vague so as to engulf the viewer. I wish to effect the viewer in the same way music washes over you and leads you through a maze of experience, not a literal journey, not a story, but an attempt to bring the viewer to an emotional state.

This exhibition is a continuation of those themes that I have explored, of painting landscape and depicting the space and the effect it has on us.”

LangloisStudio_May2014_6LangloisStudio_May2014_7About the artist:

Chris Langlois (b. 1969) is admired for his exquisite land and seascapes that are often described as embodying the sublime. Born in Gosford, he went on to study painting and drawing at the University of Newcastle. Langlois has widely exhibited since 1989 and has been a finalist in the Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on a number of occasions. In 1990 he was joint winner the Maitland Tertiary Art Prize at Maitland Art Gallery. In 2010 he won the prestigious Stan & Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize at the Gold Coast Art Gallery in Queensland, and earlier that same year was runner up of the Tattersall’s Landscape Art prize.

Over a 14 month period during 2013-2014, a major survey that exhibits the highlights over a ten year period between 2003 to 2013 is touring regional galleries throughout Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Points in Time features more than 30 works exploring Chris’s signature themes of the romantic, melancholy and beauty. Accompanying the exhibition is a 112 page book that illustrates the same period in more detail as well as essays by the curators Katherine Roberts and Simon Gregg.

His works form part of many important public and private collections both in Australia and internationally. Chris currently lives and works in Avalon, NSW.    LangloisStudio_May2014_9 LangloisStudio_May2014_10 LangloisStudio_May2014_11 LangloisStudio_May2014_12 LangloisStudio_May2014_13 LangloisStudio_May2014_16Chris Langlois
Weather Systems
20 August – 7 September 2014

Olsen Irwin
63 Jersey Road
Woollahra NSW 2025

06/19/14

Chris Langlois | The Gold Award | Rockhampton Art Gallery

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Chris Langlois, Weather System (St. Vincent Gulf) no.1, 2014, Oil on linen, 183×198

Congratulations to Chris Langlois for selection as a finalist in The Gold Award at Rockhampton Art Gallery, one of Australia’s richest contemporary painting prizes.

“The Gold Award is a national invitation painting award with an acquisitive cash prize of $50,000 made possible through a generous bequest from the Estate of Moya Gold.” – Rockhampton Art Gallery

The biennial event invites just 8 of Australia’s most highly recognised artists to partake as finalists for the award. The winner will be announced on 4 July 2014. Glenn Barkley, former senior curator at Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia will determine the winning entry.

The Gold Award
5 July – 31 August 2014

Rockhampton Art Gallery
62 Victoria Parade
Rockhampton Qld 4700

06/10/14

Chris Langlois | Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

Chris Langlois‘ touring exhibition Points in Time is now open at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. The exhibition features a comprehensive survey of Langlois’ work completed over the past decade.

Described by Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery as, “… one of Australia’s leading contemporary landscape artists, renowned for his rigorous technique and powerful imagery.”, Langlois’ sublime sea- and landscapes are complimented by his more abstract, yet equally refined works.

Curated by Katherine Roberts and Simon Gregg, the exhibition is a joint initiative of Manly Art Gallery and Museum and Gippsland Art Gallery and will travel to another two galleries in 2014.

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Chris Langlois
Points in Time
6 June – 20 July 2014

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
First Street
Booragul NSW 2284

Points in Time:
Gold Coast City Art Gallery QLD:  2 August – 14 September 2014
Orange Regional Gallery NSW:  3 October – 16 November 2014

Olsen Irwin will also host an exhibition of Langlois’ new work from 20 August to 7 September 2014.

Chris Langlois
Weather Systems
20 August – 7 September 2014

Olsen Irwin
63 Jersey Road
Woollahra NSW 2025

06/6/14

Chris Langlois | Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

image-1 image-2 image-3Installation images from Chris Langlois‘ exhibition Points in Time opening at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 6 June 2014. The exhibition was developed by Gippsland Art Gallery and Manly Art Gallery and Museum and has already toured to three of Australia’s best regional galleries in 2013 and 2014. Following Lake Macquarie, Points in Time will go onto to be exhibited at Gold Coast City Art Gallery and Orange Regional Gallery.

Chris Langlois
Points in Time
6 June – 20 July 2014

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
First Street
Booragul NSW 2284

Points in Time:
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery NSW:  6 June – 20 July 2014
Gold Coast City Art Gallery QLD:  2 August – 14 September 2014
Orange Regional Gallery NSW:  3 October – 16 November 2014

Olsen Irwin will also host an exhibition of Langlois’ new work from 20 August to 7 September 2014.

Chris Langlois
Weather Systems
20 August – 7 September 2014

Olsen Irwin
63 Jersey Road
Woollahra NSW 2025

02/4/14

Chris Langlois | Gippsland Art Gallery

Chris Langlois’ touring survey exhibition ‘Points in Time‘ has arrived at the Gippsland Art Gallery. A joint venture between the Gippsland Art Gallery and the Manly Art Gallery & Museum, the exhibition will travel to four other Australian regional galleries in 2014.

‘Points in Time’ beautifully highlights the evolution of Langlois’ work over the past decade. ‘His masterful paintings defy specific geographical reference, and while often inspired by actual places, they transcend time and space to reflect on personal experience.’ – Gippsland Art Gallery

Olsen Irwin director, Rex Irwin, will officially opening the exhibition on Friday 14 February.

Chris Langlois
Points in Time
18 January to 10 March 2014

Gippsland Art Gallery
68 – 70 Foster Street
Sale VIC 3850

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Chris Langlois, Landscape (green, red, blue) no 33, 2005, Oil on linen, 153 x 153cm, $18,000

Manly Art Gallery & Museum NSW:  6 September—4 November 2013
Gippsland Art Gallery VIC:  18 January—10 March 2014
Hamilton Art Gallery VIC:  28 March—18 May 2014
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery NSW:  6 June—20 July 2014
Gold Coast City Art Gallery QLD:  2 August—14 September 2014
Orange Regional Gallery NSW:  3 October—16 November 2014

09/20/13

Chris Langlois | Points in Time | Touring Exhibition

The work of contemporary landscape artist Chris Langlois is being celebrated with a major touring survey ‘Points in Time‘ now on the Manly Art Gallery and Museum. The exhibition was developed by Gippsland Art Gallery and Manly Art Gallery and Museum and will tour 6 of Australia’s best regional galleries in 2013 and 2014.

Art Almanac recently featured a review of Langlois’ work and the exhibition saying, “… his painting has oscillated from pure abstraction to relatively literal landscapes. Yet certain qualities have remained consistent: subtle use of light and space, meticulous command of paint, and a desire to work within a limited, but ever-changing, palette of tones and colours that has been his trademark since he discovered Whistler as a young man.” – Steve Meacham, Art Almanac

In the documentary below, Langlois shares his thoughts on his work and the exhibition – giving insight into his concepts, working process and studio.

Chris Langlois
Points in Time

Manly Art Gallery & Museum NSW:  6 September—4 November 2013
Gippsland Art Gallery VIC:  18 January—10 March 2014
Hamilton Art Gallery VIC:  28 March—18 May 2014
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery NSW:  6 June—20 July 2014
Gold Coast City Art Gallery QLD:  2 August—14 September 2014
Orange Regional Gallery NSW:  3 October—16 November 2014

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Chris Langlois, Waterfield no 5, oil on linen, 137 x 168cm, $18000