My artwork floats between painting, sculpture and installation practices.  Experiences in the natural and built environment, forms and patinas found in nature and industrial cityscapes find their way into facsimiles and interpretations made in the studio.  Detritus, layers of human intervention in environment, and other situations become fodder for aesthetic exploration.  Cinema, for my practice, forms a study of a sculptural interpretation of time, and my larger installations take on sculpture as cinematic object, turning artist and viewer into actor and cinematographer. The resulting objects in my studio rely on an acceptance of a chaotic world; one where unexpected beauty can be found in details and nuance.  The pieces are a reflection of our environment, a mirror to hold up to the world, while also creating their own individual narratives.  Whether meditations on grief, explorations of anxiety, or representations of our environment, they are all efforts towards understanding our relationship to the world and ourselves, creating space for nuance and difference, both in our surroundings and with one another.

Christopher Daharsh was born in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska, where he was raised and first explored art as a way to verbalize thoughts.  He received his BFA in Painting and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2012.  While in Kansas City, he received two yearlong residencies from the Charlotte Street Foundation, as well as a grant for a public art project for the Downtown Council of Kansas City.  In 2016, Christopher presented a two-person exhibition with Molly Kaderka entitled What Remains at Haw Contemporary. In 2018, Christopher constructed an immersive installation for the show Anxious Abstraction at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas, and also presented a solo exhibition at New Gallery in New York City.  Christopher currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.