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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Chris Purdie's "the indefinite continued progress of existence and events": Dec 19 - Mar 15

New Exhibition:
…the indefinite continued progress of existence and events… by Chris Purdie

Exhibition dates: December 19-March 15, 2014
Exhibition opening reception: Thursday, December 19, 7pm-9pm.
CUAC hours: w-f 12-7pm, sat 12-4pm.

Media Contact: Dana Hernandez, 385-215-6768, art@cuartcenter.org

CUAC is pleased to present new work by Utah conceptual and interdisciplinary artist, Chris Purdie, in the exhibition …the indefinite continued progress of existence and events…

Using time as his central theme, Purdie will install five works in CUAC. Taking the entire exhibition as a whole, the installation is inherently grounded in temporal-based dynamic processes. However, each work displays imperceptible motion through the accumulation and passage of time. By engineering and creating kinetic works, that include film and sculpture, Purdie activates the viewer’s mind and body asking for participation to assist in the completion of certain artworks. His interactive, experiential art, composed primarily of light, sound, and found objects, produces puzzling environments at times subtle and at other times conspicuous.

Chris Purdie received his associate’s degree in painting from Utah Valley University, bachelor’s degree in sculpture from Brigham Young University, and master’s degree in art and technology while on full fellowship at The Ohio State University. Purdie is currently an artist in residence at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

The exhibition opening will coincide with CUAC’s one-year anniversary celebration of thriving in Salt Lake City at which time CUAC will also present Diane Stewart with the inaugural CUAC VISIONARY AWARD. The award will be given annually by CUAC to a person in the community who demonstrates significant influence and vision in promoting the sustainability and growth of contemporary art in Utah.

CUAC strives to develop and expand Utah’s regional art-culture through exhibitions of contemporary art and by creating a context for understanding. Admission to CUAC is always free.

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