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02-15-2017

ILevel Staff Art Show: Artist Chris Deo

Today marks the opening of our staff art show, Finding Center, taking place at our studio through March 31, 2017. In honor of the exhibition (which is curated entirely from the works of our talented team members) we’re highlighting the work of one of our on-staff artists, Chris Deo. (And check out last week’s interview with Jack Stadtlander, here.)

ilevel art installation -artist chris deo

What sort of art do you create?

I’m currently working in several modes of materiality and degrees of representation. My goal is to generate small collections of works that explore the aesthetic of a “salon” or “vignette” as not only a curated outcome but also a generative conceptual approach to making work.

How long have you been doing it?

I’ve actively had a studio practice for 15 or so years. Including my graduate studies is painting at the University of Minnesota. Although I’ve been working in the above mentioned mode for much longer than I realized, I have been narrowing my focus on what it currently is for only the last year or so.

What pieces are you showing in the ILevel art show? 

I made a very small collection of images (pictured above). I’ve titled each but am still working to determine how aggressively I want to classify or conceptualize the group. Currently, titling is very secondary and merely a descriptive device.

To see more work by Chris Deo and the rest of our skilled staff, stop by “Finding Center” at 37 E. 7th St. in Manhattan. 

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