Christopher Michlig

An Inventory of Effects


November 3 – December 10, 2016

Christopher Michlig’s exhibition An Inventory of Effects individuates and presents a constellation of of works engaging distinct processes, material applications, and cultural references central to Michlig’s studio practice. A limited release publication made in collaboration with designer Brian Roettinger, featuring an interview between Christopher Michlig and curator and writer Jan Tumlir will be released in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition.

An Inventory of Effects presents groupings of collages, paper wall-relief works, cardboard sculptures, silkscreen prints and a 3 minute looping 16mm film projection — working in ensemble as an expanded representation of the artists’ studio practice. Whereas Michlig often explores an idiosyncratic formal principle or historic anecdote through specific bodies of work, An Inventory of Effects is a distinctly self-reflexive exhibition, seeking to expand referential possibilities through a reflection and deconstruction of Michlig’s common studio processes as they intersect with an array of art, design, and architectural influences.

Christopher Michlig makes work in a wide range of media, including collage, printmaking, sculpture, and film. Michlig’s synthetic compositions and forms are the result of a series of head-on collisions between three-dimensional plotting and two-dimensional restraint. Michlig’s work has been reviewed and featured in The Los Angeles Times, Proximity Magazine, Mousse Magazine, Saatchi Online, Flavorpill, New City Art Chicago, among others, and his solo debut at Jail Gallery, Los Angeles, was reviewed in the May 2008 issue of Artforum. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently in one-person exhibitions at Galleria Giuseppe Pero, Milan, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago, and FISK, Portland, OR. Michlig received an MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California and he is currently Director of Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon Department of Art.

A recent interview with designer Bijan Birahimi about Michlig‘s recent exhibition “Ex-Pictures” is featured at