The Red Studio

A solo exhibition of artwork surveying the years 2008 to 2020 by renowned painter Robert Christie. This period of work encompasses a new approach in Christie’s creative process.

Engaging the viewer in a compelling, purely visual experience is the primary outcome of a painting by Robert Christie. Using a creative process of exploration and development, each work goes through an ambitious negotiation of visual elements including all the dimensions of colour, texture, edge, proportion, and real and implied space. There is a building up and taking away of parts. A merging of two and three dimensions. A harmony of careful design and spontaneous discovery. Christie does not make a presupposed picturesque composition within a frame. The resulting object produced through his creative process is a discovered composition. More unique, fresher and surprising than a predetermined arrangement. For the viewer, the artworks are playful, dynamic and beautiful.

A printed publication, including an essay by art-writer Levi Nicholat, Director & Curator for The Gallery / art placement Inc, of Saskatoon, is now available, and viewable online.

This exhibition is organized by Art Gallery of Swift Current with curator Mr. Kim Houghtaling.

The Red Studio exhibition is presented at Art Gallery of Swift Current in 2021 and at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery in 2023.

Thank you to the artist Robert Christie. Thank you to art-writer Levi Nicholat, photographers Angela Christie, Marsha Day, and Overtime Studios – George Tsougrianis, designer Jemmie Ponting, printer Sign Here Signs, Queen City 3D – Jennifer Smith, Mooseworld web design – Norine Leibel, and AGSC staff.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of SK Arts, Sask Culture and the City of Swift Current.

Artist Statement - Robert Christie

At AGSC January 9 to February 27, 2021