April 27 – July 7, 2019

Opening Reception Saturday, April 27, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Artists’ talks at 6:30 PM

1878 Gallery

Chris Bakay
The Tangibility of Memory

Chris Bakay’s exhibition The Tangibility of Memory includes cast resin t-shirts and everyday objects that evoke nostalgic memories of youth and skate culture. Through a labor-intensive casting process, Bakay juxtaposes the materials of high and low culture. While his Retired Jersey t-shirts have specific meaning for the artist, the personal memories associated with many of these seemingly ordinary objects shifts for individual viewers. The humble t-shirt, ever-present in tourist towns, serve as a symbol of modern life with their various logos or emblems reflecting personal or lived experiences with shifting meanings.

Chris Bakay is a multidisciplinary visual artist living and working in Houston, TX. Born in 1977, in Atlanta, GA, he studied Design at The Creative Circus. His work has been featured in publications including High Snobiety, Design Taxi, Artnet News, Untitled Magazine, New York Observer, Stylus, Luxury Standard, Tech Cocktail and a segment on Fox News with Andrea Tantaros. Bakay’s work has been included in group exhibitions in Houston, Atlanta, and most recently in the exhibition Emerging To Established – A Group Show at Krause Gallery, New York, NY.

This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.