C J Pyle

CARL HAMMER GALLERY

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

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C.J. Pyle

 

Playmate

 12 x 12 inches

2013

Pen, pencil, colored pencil on LP album verso

 
  Chloroform Voyage 

12 x 12 inches

 2013
 

Pen, pencil, colored pencil on LP album verso
 

In Memory of Leech 

12 x 12 inches

2013

Pen, pencil, colored pencil on LP album verso

 
 

Hemlock 

12 x 12 inches

2013

Pen, pencil, colored pencil on LP album verso

 
 

Stigmata

12 x 12 inches

2013

 
Pen, pencil, colored pencil on LP album verso
 

Gingi 

12 x 13 inches

2014

 
Pen, pencil, colored pencil on LP album verso
  Goldie III .

Pen, colored pencil on reverse side of LP album cover 

2014
 
 

Hoi Polloi 

12 x 13 inches

2014

 
Pen, pencil, colored pencil on LP album verso
 

 I Want To Talk About You

2014

Pen, pencil, colored pencil on LP album verso

 

Limbo

 11 x 17 inches

2014

 Pen, pencil, colored pencil on LP album verso
  Little Odessa 

 
17 x 11 inches

2014
 

Pen, pencil, colored pencil on LP album verso
 

Madame X

 12 x 13  inches

2014

Pen, pencil, colored pencil on LP album verso

  Pretty Persuasion 

12 x 12 inches,

2014

Pen, pencil, colored pencil on LP album verso
 

Talk of the Town 

12 x 13 inches 

2014

Pen, pencil, colored pencil on LP album verso

  Tete a Tete,

12 x 12

 Pen, pencil, colored pencil on LP album verso
Works from Previous Exhibitions   

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

12 x 12 inches

Ink, colored pencil, pencil on Cardboard LP sleeve

CJP11

Dino's Double Dare, 2008

14 x 12 inches

Ink, colored pencil, pencil lon Cardboard LP sleeve

CJP12

Letters Don't Count, 2009

12 x 12 inches

Ink, colored pencil, pencil lon Cardboard LP sleeve

CJP13

Keep The Change, 2007

12 x 12 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

12 x 24 inches

Ink, colored pencil, pencil lon Cardboard LP sleeve

CJP20

The Audible Strains of Clarence White, 2009

12 x 9 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 EXHIBITIONS:

Raw Vision/25 years of Art Brut
25th anniversary exhibition
Halle St Pierre Museum
Paris France
Sept 18, 2013 - Aug 22, 2014

C.J.Pyle - D.J. Ojekere
The Hughes Gallery
Sydney Australia
Aug 10 - Sept 4, 2013

Outside - In
University of North Carolina Pembroke
July 24 - Sept 6, 2013

Forever Young
Good News Only
Chicago IL
March 3 - May 25, 2012

C.J.Pyle - Scott Ogden
Twisted
Ricco Maresca Gallery
New York New York
June 23 - Aug 19, 2011

C.J.Pyle - Skin Deep
Carl Hammer Gallery
Chicago IL
Oct 28 - Dec 30, 2011

Forget me NOT: Self Taught Portraits
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
Chicago IL
Sept 10 - Dec 31, 2010

C.J.Pyle - Kilroy's Delight
Carl Hammer Gallery
Chicago IL
Oct 2009

Midwestern Blab!
A+D Gallery
Chicago IL
June 2009

Primal
Carl Hammer Gallery
Chicago IL
June 2009

Blab! Show
Copro Nason Gallery
Los Angeles CA
Sept 2008

Blab! Museum Retrospective
Mirianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Manhattan KS
Aug 2008

Blab! Show
Philip Slein Gallery
St. Louis MO
Oct 2007

Blab! Shoe
Copro Nason Gallery
Los Angeles CA
2007


 


 

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