Artist-in-Residence with All Souls Charlottesville. This two-year residency (2016-18) involves, among other things, the creation of a series of seven large paintings based on the seasons of the liturgical year (Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Ordinary Times)
Solo show at the Preston Cutler Gallery, 149 Asbury Street, South Hamiiton, MA. Opening reception with the artist Sunday, August 6th 11:30am-1pm.
Please join me and the other artists of the new Capital Artist Collective at our launch party and pop-up art show. Wed, Jan 25th from 6-8pm and Thurs, Jan 26th from 10-2pm.
Artwork on view is available online as well: http://capital.artistcollectives.org
Closing reception is Thursday, December 8th from 5-7pm with live music. Come out and get some Holiday shopping done! 3rd Floor of the Rouss Building. Parking lot on Brendan Avenue.
The remaining oil paintings as well as watercolor and ink smaller studies from my Agrarian Icons Show. For maps and directions, click here. Available for viewing during business hours, 9-5pm. Opening reception, Thursday, February 18: 4:30-6:30pm.
Come out and see a body of new larger landscapes at Blenheim Vineyards. Opening on Father's Day, June 19th, between 1 and 4pm. Food trucks, live music and wine! Kids welcome. Available for viewing every day between 11 and 5:30pm.
Go with your love to the fields | New works by Christen Yates
This line, taken from Wendell Berry’s poem, Manifesto: Mad Farmer Liberation Front, reminds us of the need, especially amidst the insanity in our world, to practice radical rest within our landscapes. The loves we bring along could be people, present or past, but also those loves and longings buried deep within. These paintings are micro-immersions in the surrounding landscapes from varying vantages – the sky, a car, up close and personal. They situate us in those hesitations of the figurative that shape and frame our sense of place, blurring our internal and external edges of vision. These are moments that can feel unfinished, but can also root us in exchanges of wonder.
Email me if you'd like to stop by my home & studio to buy artwork and learn more about the wonderful work of New City Arts in Charlottesville. 10% of all sales will go to help them continue to foster creativity and community in the city. Wine & cheese provided!
1505 Westwood Road, Charlottesville.