Chris Victor lives and works in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley and was a 2014 NYFA Fellow in Sculpture. His numerous group exhibitions include “Toying with Art” at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey, and the upcoming “Deep End” at the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, New York. He is currently working on outdoor sculpture installations for au•gust art festival and “Peekskill Project 6” by the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, NY in the fall of 2015.
au•gust art festival project
For au•gust art festival, Chris Victor is creating a collection of reduced mailboxes. In these reductive works, his aim is to get closer to the source of the object. Through the process of thinning it down physically, he draws light to the nature of the object as a conceptual thing, living solely in our minds. The tension and resonance created is between the conceptual label we put on the object and our sensual experience of it. This provides the opportunity to see the nature of the object more clearly, and through our identification with it, to see ourselves more clearly as well.