BLOUIN ART INFO: Channing Hansen at CRG Gallery, New York


A view of Channing Hansen’s exhibition “Self Portraits” at CRG Gallery.
(Courtesy: CRG Gallery)


CRG Gallery in New York is hosting an exhibition “Self Portraits” by artist Channing Hansen that will be on view through February 25, 2017. The exhibition presents a series of stretched, knit works by Los Angeles based artist Channing Hansen (b. 1972), marking it as the artist’s debut show with the gallery.

Channing Hansen takes on his craft of knitting as a way to work with his hands while engaging his highly inquisitive mind, which often drifts between diverse subjects of mathematics, physics and cosmology. His knits are structured, or circumscribed by the systematic model of the artist’s own DNA. Using his own genetic sequence received from a DNA testing service, Hansen created an algorithm, which underlies the pattern of each of these works. Shifts in color, direction, fiber content and knit quality are determined by following the score of twenty-three variables from the algorithmic function. While the forms are based on the artist’s own DNA, their hybrid composition and knitted structure actualize the intermingling order and chaos that is a condition of existence for everyone.

The exhibition is on view at CRG Gallery, 195 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002, USA.