Category Archives: Artwork

New Artwork!

Here in the studio, things have cranked into high speed as we prepare for our first show of the season, the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival in Fort Worth, Texas. There is always much to do before departing, but the first one of the year always seems extra busy as we are a little rusty on travel after spending the winter in the studio. But in addition to being out of practice, the to-do list is in fact longer for the first one. Besides creating the artwork, we have to check to make sure everything that it takes to build a mobile gallery is in place – things like business cards, sales receipts, rain gear AND documenting and adding all the new work to the website.

I get to cross a big one off my list as all the new Mile Marker pieces for the next couple of shows have been photographed and added to the website galleries! I invite you to take a look and let us know if you would like us to put your name on one of them. We are happy to bring them to you at a scheduled show or ship them right to you doorstep.

Here is a small sampling:

(the rest of the new pieces can be found here.)

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Ghost Notes Interview

An interview with Sager | Braudis Gallery‘s Director Hannah Reeves about my new series Ghost Notes that debuted in her gallery last fall was published on the gallery’s website. Thanks Hannah for your insightful questions. I treasure my long standing partnership with the gallery!

Right now I’m adding new pieces to the series and will be exhibiting them next month at the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival or you can contact Hannah at the Sauger Braudis Gallery to view their remaining pieces.

“Ghost Notes”, photograph on waxed washi paper, straight pins, photograph on rag paper

 

From the Sager | Braudis Website:

Chris Dahlquist is known for unique and painstaking preparation and presentation of her photographs, adding depth and resonance in each series by printing on specially-prepared surfaces. While at its heart her new work is landscape photography, her capture of temporary, fog- or smoke-obscured scenes, combined with physical translucency and layering of prints, speaks to mystery, stillness, and awe.

Gallery Director Hannah Reeves asks Dahlquist about her medium, method, and concept, and how viewers can approach and understand the new series currently on exhibit.

 

Reeves: How do you describe your medium? To list it as photography feels overly simple, given your unique process and combination of materials. Continue reading »

Peace of the week, September 23

“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” – Winston Churchill

 

Mile Marker 391, 35"x51"

 

Please contact me if you are interested in adding this or any other piece to your collection.

Peace of the Week, September 16

“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” ― John Maeda, from The Laws of Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life

 

Mile Marker 378, 35"x51"

 

Please contact me if you are interested in adding this or any other piece to your collection.

Reliquaries

A new series of photogravures.

 

In the cobbled streets, colonial plazas, and alleyways of Guanajuato, Mexico, I feel the presence of those who have walked before me. If I am quiet, my heartbeat is echoed back to me by the textured passageways, ones created by centuries of craftsmen and artisans. In this place, each moment is both magnified and diminished by the history and memories held in the walls around me; the mundane can feel momentous and sacred when encased in the grandeur of the past. Guanajuato has become my winter home and the inspiration for my new photographic series, Reliquaries. Continue reading »

My New Photogravures of Guanajuato Open this Weekend!

“Reliquaries” Opens this weekend

I’ve been so busy on the road that I have been pretty quiet about a series of artwork I have opening this weekend. Continue reading »

Personal Meaning

I try to leave enough room in my photographs for the viewer to create their own narrative, and I love getting to hear what those narratives are.  It is one of the true privileges of selling my work directly to collectors – I get to hear why the piece speaks to a viewer. I get to hear their stories and the personal meaning each piece has imparted to them.

I recently had a very poignant juxtaposition of stories related to one image.

Continue reading »

Pick of the week, Nov 5

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf. — Albert Schweitzer

 

Mile Marker 313, 16x22

Please contact me if you are interested in adding this or any other piece to your collection.

Pick of the week, Oct 29

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. — Willa Cather

 

Mile Marker 308, 35x51

 

Please contact me if you are interested in adding this or any other piece to your collection.

Pick of the week, September 24

“No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.” – Booker T. Washington

 

Mile Marker 276, 22x34

 

If you are interested in adding this or another piece of artwork to your collection please contact me.