"Billions & Billions of Blocks Project" by Chris Durante at Trailer Box Project

© Chris Durante
Chris Durante's exhibit “Billions & Billions of Blocks Project” opens at Trailer Box Project in Danbury with a public reception on Saturday, July 16th 5 - 7 pm, and runs through August 13. 
From the press release -- the exhibit "features Durante’s drawings as well as his work in process -- a series of numerous mixed media and wood blocks that viewers are encouraged to stack and sort as they see fit."
“I began making little blocks from the discarded wood detritus left over from my frame making business,” explains Durante. “I quickly saw the naked wooden cubes as an intriguing surface to mark upon, not unlike small six-sided sketchbooks. Using collage, paint or any and all tools available, even fire, the cube became a journal of juxtaposed language. As I made more I started to stack and sort them in seemingly endless play. These arrangements then suggested new drawings which in turn pointed back to the blocks, and so on. It’s like a huge infinite image generator.”

In addition to the exhibit in the Trailer Box Project, there will be an exhibition in Jim Felice's studio featuring photographs by Catherine Vanaria and Mark Savoia of Still River Editions. 
Trailer Box Project is located at 15 Great Pasture Rd, Unit 15 in Danbury. Hours Tuesday through Friday, from 11:00am to 5:00pm, or by appointment.