Christopher Rowley

Christopher Rowley is a painter who utilizes late 19th century rug making techniques to explore ideas of both seen and unseen logic inherent within systems. By devising and abstracting configurations of mechanical components and piping constructs he finds a vernacular that is both unconventional and oddly familiar at the same time. Additionally, Christopher maintains a strong interest in a vigorous investigation of formalism; as such, color, shape, line, and texture serve as foundational elements of his practice and his body of work as a whole.

Christopher Rowley recently received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and his work has appeared throughout the midwest including the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s 2016 Wisconsin Triennial, the Duluth Art Institute’s Arrowhead Biennial, and SooVAC’s Untitled 13 exhibition.

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.


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