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"Sasha Blanton - Ancient Experiences, paintings and drawings"
2008-09-01 until 2008-10-06
Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art
Brooklyn, NY, USA United States of America

Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art is delighted to announce the opening of Ancient Experiences paintings and drawings by emerging artist Sasha Blanton. Sasha Blanton’s first solo show Ancient Experiences is inspired by his statement, “Objective truth is a fallacy, all we are is our experience.” Drawn to fundamental metaphysical questions, Blanton’s paintings explore the ever evolving and multifarious nature of human experience. Using the surface as a metaphor for the passage of time, each layer’s textural element gives the impression of entropy. Focusing on the figure from a classical viewpoint, each painting depicts the intangible as experienced through feeling, beyond the grasp of physicality. In addition, to his figurative work Blanton will also exhibit a series entitled “Fluting” which reference the earliest known traces of human markings.

About Sasha Blanton Sasha Blanton was born in Bowie, Texas where he spent his formative years on a remote cattle ranch. Miles away from other neighbors, Sasha began to embrace art, specifically painting. At 18, he moved to Maryland where he first received his BA from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore followed by a MFA from Towson University where he honed his oil painting skills. Since 2003 he has exhibited his paintings along the Eastern coast of the US. This is his first solo show at Ch’i Contemporary Fine Art. 

About Ch’i Contemporary Fine Art
Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art, established in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1999 and directed by Tracy Causey-Jeffery is committed to exhibiting vibrant contemporary art by living artists: both mid-career and emerging. Ch'i exhibits works in two distinct styles: abstract, textural or fragmented figurative. Ch'i hosts 11-15 exhibitions annually with their artists coming from across America, Asia, Europe and South America. In addition to its own exhibitions, Ch'i participates annually in at least 3 international fairs. In 2007, the gallery participated in Fountain NY and the Bridge Art Fairs in Chicago, London, and Miami. In 2008, Chi will participate in the first Bridge New York art fair in March. Additionally, Ch'i and its artists have been published in Art World News, NY Arts Magazine, Art Forum, Art News, Block Magazine, New York Times, The Village Voice, New York Sun, LA Times, Korea Times and Art and Antiques among others. Gallery artists are included in the permanent collections of Cantor Fitzgerald, The Musee Elysée, The Museum of the City of New York, MOMA, the Whitney Museum, Exxon Energy, Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Bank of China, the Kohler Company, The New York Public Library, The University of Maryland, Healthlink, the Kimbell Museum, the National Gallery of Australia, The Houston Museum and the Klutznick National Jewish Museum among others. Ch'i director, Tracy Causey-Jeffery received her masters in art history from the University of London after interning at Sotheby’s auction house in New York City. Prior to opening Ch'i, she owned and operated The Finer Side Galleries in Maryland and Washington, D.C. for 7 years.

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