ON VIEW: October 3 - November 8, 2020

Meet the Artist: Sunday, October 4, 2020

Virtual Artist Talk: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Chris Hyndman makes paintings that focus on color and texture, structured surfaces, and the function of pattern and digital tools in staging contemporary identities. Chris’ work has been featured in New American Paintings, Manifest’s International Painting Annual, and solo exhibitions at Bluffton University, the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan, and Susanne Hilberry Gallery. This fall, his paintings will be included in the 2020 Midwestern Biennial at the Rockford Art Museum and Form & Seek: Never Normal at Wasserman Projects in Detroit. Chris is a faculty member in the School of Art & Design at Eastern Michigan University where he has been teaching since 2001. He lives and works in Chicago.

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For several years my paintings have suggested shallow stagelike spaces, activated by plaid-patterned forms performing in front of curtains. Recently, they have also included depictions of pennant strings and confetti streamers—the stuff of staged celebrations. I consider “staginess” a fundamental condition of painting and hope for a reflexive relationship between the scenes depicted and their mannered construction as paintings. In terms of fit with earlier work, the latest paintings continue my interest in color and texture, structured surfaces, and the function of pattern and digital tools in the shaping, performing, and imaging of contemporary identities.

Virtual Artist Talk:


This exhibition will be held in the First Floor Gallery of the Evanston Art Center (EAC). When arriving at the EAC during our Gallery Hours, please wait outside and call us at (847) 475-5300 for entry. All visitors are required to wear masks and take their temperature upon entry using provided gloves, and share results with an EAC staff member. Please adhere to 6' social distancing requirements when in the gallery space. 

Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday: 1 pm - 6 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm


If you are interested in purchasing artwork on display, please contact Cara Feeney, Director of Exhibitions, at [email protected] or (847) 475-5300 x 107.

Above Images (L to R): Auction 9; Auction 9 (detail).

This project is partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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