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Working Wolf Series 

Some more paintings from my 2013 solo show below. These three were meant to function as companion pieces to the main painting in the show– see "The Working Wolf" post further down on this page. In each painting of this series we find the wolf in some sort of dilemma. Hints to what's going on can be gleaned from the details of each room, but overall, the main thing that I'm going for is the feeling that this figure (the wolf) is dealing with a kind of existential crisis.



THE WAKING WOLF OTHER SELF EASY EXITS

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Supply Chain Series

Each one of these office animals happily marches along to the beat of his own drum, carefree and seemingly unaffected by the horrors of this grizzly business called life. It's a big guy eats the little guy, and little guy eats the littler guy kind of world, kids. The Supply Chain- it's like the circle of life... With suits.



CAREER CROC BUSINESS BEAR BANKER BOAR WORKER WOLF CORPORATE CAT FINANCE FOX RETAIL ROBIN MARKET MOUSE PAYROLL POSSUM FREELANCE FROG

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Guns For Hire Series

Two rival gangs ( or sometimes I think of them as competing mercenary groups ) battle it out. Violent anthropomorphized lady soldiers brandishing axes, swords, various firearms, and other deadly weapons...  Rendered in a simple, colorful manner. And juxtaposed with big, childlike alphabet-block letters. 

The girls in blue belong to The Danger Club, and in pink The Boom Group.



R IS FOR RIFLE A IS FOR AXE U IS FOR UZI T IS FOR TOMMY GUN D IS FOR DAGGER S IS FOR SABRE S IS FOR SHOTGUN B IS FOR BERETTA F IS FOR FLAME SWORD H IS FOR HATCHET M IS FOR MACHINE GUN K IS FOR KALISHNIKOV C IS FOR CHAINSAW M IS FOR MACHETE

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In just a few weeks The Working Wolf solo exhibit opens! A substantial amount of new artwork created by yours truly will be on display, and I hope to see you there. Below is the wonderfully crafted Bunnycutlet Gallery Press Release for the event. Big Thanks to Liz Artinian at Bunnycutlet for making all of this happen!

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The Working Wolf
Chris George
Solo Exhibition

Opening reception - September 27th, 7pm-10pm

September 27th through October 25th, 2013


BROOKLYN, NY (RELEASE September 13, 2013) — Bunnycutlet Gallery is pleased to present The Working Wolf, a series of new works by New York-based artist Chris George, in what will be his first solo exhibition at Bunnycutlet, releasing his largest body of new works to date.

The Working Wolf features a series of Chris George's multi-plane objects, a technique that was initially inspired by the layering process of painted cells in traditional animation. The artist's "backgrounds" are acrylic paintings on wood panel, providing a cinematic backdrop for several layers of painted plexiglass. The resulting piece is something between painting and sculpture. The more Chris George layers a piece, the more it begins to enjoy a slight cloudiness or aged quality, embedding his frolicsome narratives in an increasingly haunting, removed and nostalgic world.

Chris George's cinematic flair, meticulousness, sophisticated sense of color, and talent for character design are what make him one of the most respected art directors in New York's television animation industry. To the artist, a man who has lent his design charisma to countless productions, a working life becomes totally soul-consuming. His title image for The Working Wolf came to him as he thought about his own "cycle of work and consumption," and began sketching a fearsome creature in a wild environment, tamed by the trappings of his seat and desk.

In the artist's own words, "I've attempted to explore some imagery that deals with feelings of isolation, conflict, duality, cyclical patterns, and self-destructive behavior, usually via anthropomorphic animals... There is almost always some sort of implied violence mixed in as well, but also a little whimsy, dark humor, and, on occasion, a glimmer of hope. That said, it's not all just doom and gloom with me. It's doom and gloom wearing a smile, though not necessarily a smile you ought to trust." 



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