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Protective Element: Work by Chris Marin and Wesley Chavis
October 25, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - December 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
LSU School of Art Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Exhibition Gallery
Shaw Center for the Arts
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, October 29 from 6-8 p.m.
Chris Marin and Wesley Chavis are both assistant professors of practice, artist-in-residences at LSU School of Art.
Chris Marin (b. 1994) is an artist born in Lubbock, Texas. Marin received his BFA in Painting + Drawing at Texas Tech University in 2016 and received his MFA in Fine Arts at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California in 2018. Following his education, for two years he was an Artist-in-Residence at Charles Adams Studio Project in Lubbock, TX. Marin has exhibited in solo and collaborative two-person exhibitions at Hubble Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Clamp Light Gallery, San Antonio, TX; 5&J Gallery, Lubbock, TX; Diana Ling Center for the Academic Achievement Gallery, Lubbock, TX; Marin was featured in this year’s 8 to Create Spring Show; De La Tierra, a two person show with Gabi Magaly at Contra/Common Gallery in Bee Cave, TX; Pow! Demo a solo exhibition at Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts’ John F. Lott Gallery; and Paintings on Walls a recent solo exhibition curated by Carolina Alamilla, at the Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery, Davie, FL. His work is founded in the 2D depiction of the figure and presented as soft-sculptural paintings. Marin lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and works as a Professor of Practice, Artist-in-Residence, at Louisiana State University.
Wesley Chavis (b.1992) is an interdisciplinary artist and vocalist from Beaumont, Texas and based in New Orleans, Louisiana. By conflating dissonant subjects, Chavis’ work contemplates complex communal processes of love, loss and awakening. Chavis has been featured in exhibitions at Present Company (Brooklyn, NY), NXTHVN (New Haven, CT), Wexner Center (Columbus, OH), and has performed at venues including The Gibney (New York, NY), Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, NY), The Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, PA), & Good Children Gallery (New Orleans, LA). Also, Chavis has been reviewed in publications such as Art in America and the New Yorker. He received his BA from Yale University, his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2017.