Baer Catalog

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HOLDING THE CENTER CHRISTOPHER BAER


Front and Back Cover Image: Laurie Fisher, Float 2 , 2020, Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches


CHRISTOPHER BAER HOLDING THE CENTER FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2021

HOURS TUESDAY - SATURDAY 10 AM - 5 PM AND BY APPOINTMENT

1625 WEST MAIN STREET RICHMOND, VA 2322O P: 804 359 3633

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CHRISTOPHER BAER HOLDING THE CENTER For his new of body work, Baer builds on two decades of formalist abstract painting to explore the open invitation to hold seemingly opposite truths at the same time. Composed of simple geometries and textured impasto, each work signifies how there are many vantage points with which to investigate our circumstances should we have the courage to do so. The work is an acknowledgement of the tension, discomfort and patience that accompany growth and healing, and is an invitation to become better acquainted with the grace we might afford ourselves and others in any given moment.

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Holding the Center 03, 2021 Oil and wax on canvas 30 x 40 inches p 14 - 15 5


Holding the Center 01, 2021 Oil and wax on canvas 40 x 40 inches $4800 6


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Holding the Center 04, 2021 Oil and wax on canvas 40 x 40 inches $4800 8


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Holding the Center 05, 2021 Oil and wax on canvas 40 x 40 inches $4800 10


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Holding the Center 02, 2021 Oil and wax on canvas 30 x 40 inches $3500 12


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Holding the Center 03, 2021 Oil and wax on canvas 30 x 40 inches $3500 14


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Holding the Center 06, 2021 Oil and wax on canvas 30 x 40 inches $3500 16


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Holding the Center 08, 2021 Oil and wax on canvas 24 x 36 inches $2800 18


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Palisades #045, 2014 Oil on canvas 60 x 50 inches $7500 20


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CHRISTOPHER BAER Lives and works in Washington, DC

Education 1995 BFA, The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 1991 Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC 1990 Governor’s School of Virginia Scholar, Fine Arts, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

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Select Solo and Group Exhibitions 2021 Holding the Center, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2021 TESTED: A Group Exhibition, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2018 Christopher Baer, Shining Invitation, Solo, Addison Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC 2017 Line Theory in Glass II, 2017 Venice Biennale at the Bisanzio Gallery, Venice, Italy 2015 Christopher Baer, Palisades and Line Theory, Solo, Addison Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC 2015 Line Theory US, Solo, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2015 Line Theory in Glass, Solo, 2015 Venice Biennale at the JW Marriott, Venice, Italy 2015 Full Spectrum, Group, Susan Calloway Fine Art, Washington, DC 2014 Wonder, Solo, the DC Wonderbread Factory, Washington, DC 2014 Hidden in Plain Site: Solo, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2014 Ditto, Group, The Art Registry, Washington, DC 2014 Shade, Group, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2013 Select Art: Group, Art Basel Miami through Page Bond Gallery, Miami, FL 2013 Next: Group, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2013 Christopher Baer: Palisades and Line Theory, Solo, Blenheim, Charlottesville, VA 2013 (e)Merge DC: Collectors Art Fair, Group, Washington, DC 2013 Shade: Group, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2013 Christopher Baer: Venice Biennale at Ai Reali, Solo, Venice, Italy 2013 Christopher Baer: Line Theory + White on White, Solo, Logan Circle, Washington, DC 2012 Christopher Baer: Palisades, Solo, Logan Circle, Washington, DC 2010 Christopher Baer: Palisades, Solo, Living on Grove, Richmond, VA 2008 Rising Contemporaries: Group, Norfolk Academy of Art, Norfolk, VA 2006 Christopher Baer: Oil & Glass II, Solo, William Parker Gallery, Washington, DC 2004 Christopher Baer: Oil & Glass I, Solo, William Parker Gallery, Washington, DC


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PUBLISHED ON THE OCCASSION OF THE EXHIBITION

CHRISTOPHER BAER HOLDING THE CENTER

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2021 PAGE BOND GALLERY 1625 WEST MAIN STREET RICHMOND, VA 23220 TEL 804 359 3633 www.pagebondgallery.com CATALOG LAYOUT BY MADISON DALTON COVER: CHRISTOPHER BAER, HOLDING THE CENTER, 2021, OIL AND WAX ON CANVAS, 30 X 40 INCHES

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PAGE BOND GALLERY www.pagebondgallery.com


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