Photocopy Edition by Christian Cummings
8.5" x 11" Photocopy print and drawing on paper
Nine prints in an edition of two each, 2013
“… belief is an aesthetic category. Tuesday’s beliefs differ from Friday’s. And on Sunday I’m agnostic." – Christian Cummings
Christian Cummings' art has been described as charmingly casual, quixotic and painstakingly impulsive. … Christian uses "uninspiration" as his muse, making artworks that are both deftly enigmatic and playful.
"Alternating between elegiac despondency, apocalyptic vision, didactic discourse, and guided deprogramming exercise … Cummings convincingly positions himself as a nerdish prophet of doom. Christian Cummings is facing our crazy life head on, in all its bewildering entropy and Gordian knottiness …” -Doug Harvey, Artillery Art Magazine
“Lest we've forgotten, Cummings is reminding us what Uncle Frank (Zappa) told us back in 66. Plastic people in a plastic society living on a diet of plastic. And as we know, when they burn and melt they all start to stink.” -Sexton Ming
Born in Los Angeles in 1979, Christian Cummings earned a BFA from CalArts in 2005 and an MFA from USC in 2009. He has had solo exhibitions at Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles (2009) and Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica (2009). His work has been included in group exhibitions at Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles (2011); LAXART, Los Angeles (2011) and The Santa Monica Museum of Art (2006). Since 2006, Cummings has worked with Michael Decker as a ‘Spectral Psychographer’ collaborating artistically with ghosts. He’s a founding member of the LA art rock bands Flugeldar, Carnivorous Birds, and Baker and Able and now curates for the WFMU free music archive project. He also co-curated with Doug Harvey Chain-Letter (2011), a viral group exhibition that happened simultaneously in eleven cities throughout the world.
Nuclear Winter Wonderland
As A Downhill Motor Race
Many Happy Returns
Not To Be That is The Answer
try harder, harder, harder! / DON'T ASK DON'T TELL
Video Game War