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Chris Lundy: Notes From the Field
by Doug Black
on 19 February 2009
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The work of Chris Lundy closely mirrors the artist's daily life. The Hawaii-based surfer takes the kinetic energy and fluid nature of his preferred pastime and parlays them into large-scale paintings. The resulting waterscapes bear only fleeting resemblance to reality, instead imbuing a fantastic mysticism to each drop. "Notes From the Field," Lundy's current exhibition at the James Gray Gallery in Santa Monica, highlights the sublime effects of light on water, as if Thomas Kinkade ditched the Hallmark motif and got into surfing.

Born in Flordia, Lundy studied at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles before moving to Hawaii on a permanent basis. His work has graced the pages of art and surfing publications alike, with feature stories ranging from the Surfer's Journal to Juxtapoz. His iconic waves have been commissioned by MTV for the Hawaiian Real World house and even graced a limited edition pair of Nike Dunks.

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"Notes From the Field"
14 March to 12 April 2009
James Gray Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue
Building D4
Santa Monica, CA 90404 map
tel. +1 310 315 9502

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