In Chris Austin’s surreal work, the ignored giants of the ocean make their method throughout landscapes and suburban settings. His latest present with Antler Gallery, titled “Unfamiliar,” supplied new work from the artist, who usually focuses on the class and plight of nature and its inhabitants.
“His work makes use of a surrealist imaginative and prescient of the pure world to inform tales about vital encounters and incidents. Somewhat lady in a yellow rain slicker stands in for the viewer in a number of works, bearing witness to levitating sharks and orcas as they transfer by the woods. The inexplicable nature of those scenes attracts us right into a world out of kilter, its central figures displaced, and ask us to mirror on our personal assumptions in regards to the pure order of issues.”