July 13, 2022

Upstate Art Weekend: Christian Eckart in Millerton, New York

Mark your calendars! The third iteration of the Upstate Art Weekend takes place between July 22 and July 24. There are over 165 participants, including The Re Institute, in Millerton, New York, which is currently presenting Christian Eckart’s stunning installation titled Closer/Still II . As he has remarked:

This exhibition opportunity at The Re Institute presented me with a chance to test a hypothesis by creating a site-specific installation piece entitled “Closer/Still II”. As an undergraduate art student in Western Canada I created a work in homage to Ian Curtis and the music of Joy Division about 40 years ago, entitled “Closer/Still”, and this new installation piece is meant to index and affirm that long ago gesture. I was inspired by the tall slender stained glass of Sainte Chapelle, the private chapel of the French Monarchy, completed in Paris around 1248. I found myself overwhelmed by what can only be described as the psychedelic and psycho-active impact of engaging with the space and the spray of color from the stained glass…

For more information on this impressive and large-scale installation, please click here.

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Image credit:

RW 5, 2022
Archival digital print on self-adhesive canvas
47″ – diameter