C J Pyle

CARL HAMMER GALLERY

740 North Wells Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654 312.266.8512  fax 312.266.8510

May 8 to 11

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CJ Pyle

Twin Falls

2009

113/4 x 171/2 inches

Pencil, colored pencil, pen on found paper

CJP23

CJP34-

Ginger

2011

Pencil, pen, colored pencil and collage on verso of book cover

16 x 131/2 inches

 

CJP35

Melody

2011

Pencil, pen, colored pencil on verso of LP album cover

121/2 x 121/4 inches

 

CJP36

Manalishi

2011

Pencil, pen, colored pencil on verso of LP album cover

121/2 x 121/2 inches

 

CJP37

DeCapo

2011

Pencil, pen, colored pencil on verso of LP album cover

121/2 x 121/4 inches

CJP38

Three Card Molly

2011

Pencil, pen, colored pencil on verso of book cover

111/4 x 8 inches

CJP39

Day-Z

2011

Pencil, pen, colored pencil on verso of coated cardboard

111/4 x 171/4

 

CJP40

LaSalle& Dequincy

2011

Pencil, pen, colored pencil on verso of LP album cover

111/4 x 111/4 inches

CJP41

Saint Jack

2011

Pencil, pen, colored pencil on verso of LP album cover

121/4 x 131/4 inches

CJP42

What's Up? That's It!

2011

Pencil, pen, colored pencil on verso of LP albumcover

121/2 x 123/4 inches

CJP43

Passing Fancy

2011

Pencil, pen, colored pencil on verso of LP albumcover

12 x 121/2 inches

CJP44

Yellow Jacket

2011

Pencil, pen, colored pencil on verso of LP albumcover

131/2 x 121/2 inches

CJP45

Never You Mind

2011

Pencil, pen, colored pencil on verso of LP albumcover

121/2 x 121/2 inches

CJP46

Candi Jo You Know, You Know

2011

Pencil, pen, colored pencil on verso of LP albumcover

121/2 x 12 inches

My coals are cold, 2007

10 x 9 inches

BallPoint pen, pencil and colored pencil

CJP5

Doolittle Special, 2007

83/4 x 83/4 inches

BallPoint pen, pencil and colored pencil

CJP6

VonPleet, 2008

121/2 x 121/4 inches

BallPoint pen, pencil and colored pencil on album cover

CJP8

Johnny Come Home, 2008

12½ x 12½ inches

Ink, colored pencil, pencil on Cardboard LP sleeve

CJP11

Dino's Double Dare, 2008

14 x 12¼ inches

Ink, colored pencil, pencil lon Cardboard LP sleeve

CJP12

Letters Don't Count, 2009

12½ x 12¼ inches

Ink, colored pencil, pencil lon Cardboard LP sleeve

CJP13

Keep The Change, 2007

12½ x 12¼ inches

Ink, colored pencil, pencil lon Cardboard LP sleeve

CJP14

Don't Take Me Alive, 2009

8 x 81/2 inches

Ink, colored pencil, pencil lon Cardboard LP sleeve

CJP16

Le Feel Internationale, 2009

12¼ x 24¾ inches

Ink, colored pencil, pencil lon Cardboard LP sleeve

CJP20

The Audible Strains of Clarence White, 2009

12¾ x 9¾ inches Ink, colored pencil, pencil on cardboard LP sleeve

CJP21

C J. Pyle (Christopher John Pyle) was born July 5th, 1956 in Richmond Indiana.

I had never seen anything like my woven-knot technique before I developed it, so there was no inspiration for it, really. I just loved the act of drawing and had been drawing consistently since about age 12. I guess if you do something that much over the years you might discover something, and I think that I did.

As to how the weave technique with a ball point pen developed? It came out of
the rock clubs, where I played from the mid-seventies into the early nineties. As a traveling musician, there'd be down time because of sound checks, breaks, traveling, etc. and I would while away the time perfecting the weave.

As a child, I loved the detailed ink work of Basil Wolverton and also loved making rope knots--I tied hundreds of them -- and became fi x ated on the weave of the rope. So those two inspirations somehow found its way into my personal artwork many years later; they're the foundation for my work.

I like making two-color portraits; I don't really know why, I just do. As a kid, drawing faces is what I fi x ated on. I also find creating an image with limited color much more challenging than one created with many colors.

 

GALLERY SHOWS AND E x HIBITIONS:

September 2007: THE BLAB! SHOW, Copro Nason Gallery (Bergamot Station), Santa Monica, CA

October 2007: THE BLAB! SHOW, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO

August 2008: BLAB! Museum Retrospective; Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art; Manhattan, KS

September 2008: THE BLAB! SHOW, Copro Nason Gallery (Bergamot Station), Santa Monica, CA

June 2009: PRIMAL, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL

June 2009: MIDWESTERN BLAB!, A+D Gallery, Chicago , IL

October 2009: CJ PYLE, KILROY’S DELIGHT, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

 

 

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