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Painting, come radon chime

Auction House, Redruth

20 - 28 May 2022


Painting, come radon chime
comprises a group of paintings, a single piece of furniture, a
portal, and a new site-specific sound installation, by artist Christopher P. Green.

The selection marks both Green’s commitment to painting and his ongoing fascination with
its relationship to sound and music. Several of the works highlight the contrasts that Green
has experienced in Cornwall, specifically its more wild, less polished landscapes and its
known high radioactivity, compared with the much more conservative tradition of the
regularly-timed chimes that ring out from the village church opposite his studio.

​Green’s practice is concerned with revision and reinterpretation through the making of
paintings and exhibitions. His polymorphic paintings cross-pollinate, by way of his faded
recollection of past work, or in some cases, the physical transfer of one painting’s content
to another. In Painting, come radon chime, the concept of painting-as-composition is made
literal with the inclusion of a large scale ‘portal’ that occupies a partition wall.

In 2013, Green resolved that he mostly wanted to make small paintings, arriving at the size
of 24 x 15 cm. He found it to be a way to ‘loosen things up’, where, he described, he could
‘throw all sorts of ideas onto them and the set size would hold them together’. Where some
might be intimidated working to this limited scale, Green finds their intimacy liberating.
Working on 3-5 paintings at a time, he tries to ‘keep them all moving’, and where some
come together in a matter of a few days, others can take years: ‘there’s a past-present
working relationship active in the present’.




Christopher P Green, Auction House install 2022

Christopher P. Green
Painting, come radon chime installation view


Christopher P. Green painting

untitled
2017
Printed paper, acrylic, painted paper on birch panel
24 x 15 cm


Christopher P. Green painting

Detail of untitled


Christopher P. Green painting

untitled
2016
Acrylic, painted paper on birch panel
24 x 15 cm


Christopher P Green, Auction House install 2022

Christopher P. Green
Painting, come radon chime installation view



Christopher P Green, Auction House install 2022

Christopher P. Green
Painting, come radon chime installation view



Christopher P. Green painting

To the east

2021
Acrylic, painted paper on birch panel
24 x 15 cm


Christopher P. Green painting

Detail of To the east


Christopher P. Green painting

The yes or no of the borderzone
2018
Acrylic, emulsified acrylic, painted paper, on birch panel
24 x 15 cm


Christopher P Green, Auction House install 2022

Christopher P. Green
Painting, come radon chime installation view



Christopher P. Green painting

untitled

2022
Acrylic, graphite on birch panel
24 x 15 cm


Christopher P Green, Auction House install 2022

Christopher P. Green
Painting, come radon chime installation view



Christopher P Green, Auction House install 2022

Christopher P. Green
Painting, come radon chime installation view



Christopher P. Green painting

Comic returns
2016
Acrylic on birch panel
24 x 15 cm


Christopher P. Green painting

Detail of Comic returns


Christopher P Green, Auction House install 2022

Christopher P. Green
Painting, come radon chime installation view



Christopher P. Green painting

untitled
2016
Enamel, acrylic, painted paper on birch panel
24 x 15 cm


Christopher P. Green painting

Detail of untitled


Christopher P Green, Auction House install 2022

Christopher P. Green
Painting, come radon chime installation view



Christopher P. Green painting

Rogers
2016-2022
Acrylic, graphite on birch panel
24 x 15 cm


Christopher P Green, Auction House install 2022

Christopher P. Green
Painting, come radon chime installation view



Christopher P. Green painting

untitled
2018
Acrylic on birch panel
24 x 15 cm


Christopher P. Green painting

I can hear the grass grow

2021
Acrylic, painted paper on birch panel
24 x 15 cm


Christopher P. Green painting

Detail of I can hear the grass grow


Christopher P Green, Auction House install 2022

Christopher P. Green
Painting, come radon chime installation view



Christopher P Green, Auction House install 2022

Christopher P. Green
Bob Law’s higher ground (formerly R.C Sheering is here, 2016-2018)
2018-2022
Acrylic on canvas over 4 panels
193 x 120 x 5.5 cm (total dimension)


Christopher P Green, Auction House install 2022

Christopher P. Green
Detail of Bob Law’s higher ground (formerly R.C Sheering is here, 2016-2018)


Christopher P Green, Auction House install 2022

Christopher P. Green
Ronald Crudd MKI bench (short version)
2018-2022
Salvaged plywood, varnish, screws
45 x 120 x 38 cm


Christopher P Green, Auction House install 2022

Christopher P. Green
Painting, come radon chime installation view




Work that couldn't be photographed:

Radon chimes
2022
4 audio recordings played at 15 min intervals
60 min total cycle



All photos courtesy Christopher P. Green



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