CHRIS KLEIN Exhibition Opening – Saturday, May 14, 7 to 9pm
Join us for the opening of CHRIS KLEIN’s solo exhibition at AGORA GALLERY on Saturday, May 14 from 7 to 9pm.
British painter Chris Klein has been gaining international attention for his series of paintings of costumes from the warehouse of the Stratford Festival, where he was head of scenic art for eight seasons. These quiet yet visually captivating paintings combine exquisite colour with contrasting textures and a convincing sense of depth through meticulous use of light and shadow. Also included in the exhibition are a selection of paintings from his new series juxtaposing old and recycled materials in beautiful and surprising ways. Early in his career, Klein’s work was accepted into the prestigious Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, England (1983): more recently, his work has been shown in galleries in Romania, Portugal, Germany, Montreal, Toronto, New York and at Art Basel Miami. Klein is also a respected scenic artist, having worked as a painter for theatre in London, England, as well as for Cirque de Soleil and many Hollywood films.