Chris Langlois’ paintings defy specific geographical reference and while often inspired by places, they transcend time and space to become much more about personal experience. Characterised by subtle shifts of light and space, the paintings explore the land and sea, and often envelop the viewer with their large scale and surface quality.
Having grown up in the Yarramalong Valley, NSW, with both the coastal and vast country landscapes at his doorstep, Langlois has always felt an affinity with the land and sea and their sense of infinite space. Points in Time reveals the depth and integrity of Chris Langlois’ art practice and enables new and familiar audiences to experience the power and emotion felt standing in front of his paintings.
Points in Time is a Manly Art Gallery & Museum and Gippsland Art Gallery touring exhibition, curated by Katherine Roberts and Simon Gregg and recently reviewed in Art Almanac’s September issue by Steve Meacham.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum have commissioned a short documentary film about the artist by filmmaker Carolyn Constantine to accompany the exhibition. The documentary features a conversation about Langlois’ 10 year survey show where Langlois shares his thoughts on his work and the exhibition – giving insight into his concepts, working process and studio.