Concrete Contemporary Art Online Auction

April 13, 2017

LOT 77

Lot 77


Lot 77 Details


chromogenic print
11 ins x 16.25 ins; 27.9 cms x 41.2 cms

Estimate $500-$700

Realised: $540
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

Additional Images
  • CHRIS CURRERI (1978-)
  • CHRIS CURRERI (1978-)

Private Collection, Toronto
Edward Day Gallery, Toronto


Tomic, Milena, “Chris Curreri, in Art in America, 24 April 2014, Accessed 13 March 2017,

Cibola, Anne, “The Presence of Absence in Chris Curreri’s Work,” Accessed 13 March 2017,


Mountainscape #3 is one of chris Curreri’s earliest works. A perforated image with a rough texture - it served as a prop for his 2005 film Circa, a 16mm film that documents the slow movement of light. The shadow changes along the way, making the image resemble at first a starry night sky and then a forest landscape.

Working in various media such as film, photography, and sculpture, Curreri creates work that is premised on the concept that human relationships give meaning to all things. He utilizes materials, textures, and media to highlight form and formlessness, as well as presence and absence. His recent work involves a project with the Gardiner Museum - Untitled (Clay Portfolio) - that consists of a series of photographs showcasing the smooth textures of broken, leftover clay in which “...the viewer sees formlessness pushing back against the form-giving process…,” and Medusa, in which the centerpiece features a faceless bust, with absence being the focus.


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LOT 77

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
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