Art Crawl – Friday!

Dec 12th, 2018 – This Friday (Dec 14th) is Art Crawl on James Street North in Hamilton.

It is always a great evening to visit all the galleries and shops in Hamilton’s arts community.  The SWARM show at Hamilton Artist Inc continues until January 12th. The Dec 1st opening was great and this year there are almost 60 artists on display. Of there is my amazing painting entitled, “Urban Code” in the show, but if it does not match your tastes, then there is lots of other works to look at.

I highly recommend visiting David Brace’s gallery, B Contemporary at 226 James Street North. If you like abstract art, David’s gallery is the place for you.  David is not big on social media, so the only way to find out what is showing is by visiting.

Another really interesting gallery is You Me Gallery at 330 James Street North, which is at the far end of the street. Bryce Kanbara is one of the founding artists of Hamilton Artist Inc back in the mid-1970s.  Again, if you want to find out who is showing you gotta visit the gallery. It is hard to predict what kind of art you will see at You Me, but the artists on display are always the ones with ability and insight.

Of course, James North is now full of great restaurants and after visiting several of the galleries, dinner and drinks will really warm you up.

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SWARM 2018

Urban Code at the SWARM 2018 show
Urban Code, 18×18 inches, acrylics on canvas, 2018 by Artist Chris Erskine

Nov 25th, 2018 – The SWARM is always a great event, featuring some of Hamilton best visual artists.  This year, I have made available this wonderful piece, entitled “Urban Code.”

The painting features many of the elements that I am exploring in my latest body of work, particularly the themes of energy and competition for space within defined boundaries.

This work is available for $200 and the funds will go to help the continued operation of Hamilton Artist Inc.  The SWARM show runs from the opening reception on December 1st, 2018 from 7 pm to 11 pm until its close on January 12th.  The gallery is open from 12 noon to 5 pm from Wed to Sat.  The Gallery will be closed over the holidays.

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The Grange Group Show

Radiating Forms

Radiating Forms. 24×24 inches, Acrylic on canvas, 2018. Chris Erskine Artist

Oct 31st, 2018 – Radiating Forms (2018) was recently part of a group of 21 artists at the Grange in Mississauga, Ontario.  The show was organized by the Mississauga Arts Council and Heritage Mississauga. The show was up from August 21st to October 12th, 2018.

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The Squared Show by Hamilton’s Inc

Guy Fawkes Follies (2018) was sold at the Hamilton Artist Inc event, “Squared.” This art sale and fundraiser supports the activities of the Hamilton based non-profit artist group that advances the arts in Hamilton, Ontario.  I been a member of the Inc since the 1990s and I very much appreciate the hard work of its staff and volunteers. In that time, Hamilton has gone from a fringe outpost to Canadian version of Bushwich (the heart of the art scene in Brooklyn, NYC).

Guy Fawkes Follies, acrylic on canvas, 24x24 inches, 2018

Sold – Guy Fawke Follies, Acrylic on canvas, 24×24 inches, 2018

Chris Erskine’s Studio

studioThe focus of my practice is architecture and urban landscapes and how they shape our relationships and our sense of identity.  My current body of work is exploring these themes via loose geometric forms and the use of bold colors. Prices are available upon request.  Please contact via email at chriserskineartist@gmail.com