Chris Daharsh’s work sets up opportunities for him to question material, process, re-presentation of artifacts and theatricality. Through patinas and textures as well as forms and anti-forms, he recalls urban ruins, prosaic temples and other relics of the city. By way of excavation and accumulation, he infuses the objects he creates with meaning, empathy and narrative, and creates remnants that act as markers of time.
Chris Daharsh has shown work nationally at locations including Rebekah Templeton Contemporary in Philadelphia, MDW Art Fair in Chicago with Plug Projects, and So What Space in Brooklyn. Locally he has had a solo show at the Longview Cultural Arts center, and two-person shows at La Esquina and City Ice Arts. He was awarded a studio residency at the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project from 2012-2014. Since 2015 he has been a member of 50/50 in Kansas City, an artist-run gallery that showcases half local and half national artists.
Chris received his BFA in Painting and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2012. He is relocating to Brooklyn, NY this fall to pursue his studio practice in a different context.