Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Reckoning Explained

For the past two weekends, Christopher Ulrich has been hosting adhoc lectures to explain the work that consumed the last two years of his life. Below is a link to our new Vimeo page, and an 18 minute edit of the first talk, hosted by artist Myron Conan Dyal here at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, home of THE RECKONING.

We'll pop up some highlights from the second lecture as soon as we get the clips edited. Meanwhile, There are three pages in the debut issue of L.A. Pop Magazine dedicated to Christopher. The article was written by gallery director Matt Kennedy as part of an Artist Profile series that also included Nathan Ota. Click to enlarge the images below, or preview the entire issue here.

Ulrich was also interviewed by Platinum Cheese for their signature rapid-fire, word association "F List," and Spanish art blog 20 Minutos delved deep into the soul of the series en EspaƱol.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Reckoning is Almost Here!

We began the task of installing Christopher Ulrich's latest exhibition today. As you can see in the photos below, these are large format paintings–the likes of which you just don't see anymore. This third and final cycle in the Christ Chronocrater Series brings fine art painting to levels not seen since the Rococo era. Ulrich's allegorical imagery pervades a Zodiacal exploration of western myth and religion. The centerpiece is a sixteen feet wide and eight feet tall Last Supper which substitutes pre-Christian templates for the apostles. You can catch a glimpse below in a pre-framed state. The remainder of the photographs give a sense of the size and scope of the rest of the exhibition: a full gallery takeover by the greatest painter of his generation.

All paintings are oil on wood panel, and all but the Last Supper are resin-coated, adding an almost three-dimensional feel that is sure to cause Stendahl Syndrome.

The Reckoning opens on Friday at 8PM.
You can preview the images here:

Call gallery director Matt Kennedy for purchase info:
(323) 547-3227