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Preview: Kris Chau “If I Break, Deliver My Fire”

IF I BREAK, DELIVER MY FIRE : New Works by Kris Chau
September 10 – November 8, 2015
Artist Reception: September 12th, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Kris Chau, originally from Oahu, now works and lives in Los Angeles. Her latest show is a voyage into a secret world she's created using watercolors on paper, acrylics on wood, and ink drawings. Please enjoy these preview images of the show and read the the official notes from These Days, who host an artist reception on September 12th.

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These Days is excited to present If I Break, Deliver My Fire, a collection of paintings and drawings through which artist Kris Chau takes the viewer on a journey deep into the imagination to discover a world filled with gods, shamans and travelers, each with a story to tell.

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Drawing on universal archetypes, indigenous cultures, fables and fairytales, Chau has created a visual language that is at once uniquely compelling and enigmatically familiar.

Watercolors on paper, vivid acrylics on wood, and delicate ink drawings each stand alone as messages from Chau’s secret universe, and when viewed together create an original saga whose significance - as with any folktale - lies within the observer.


As the show’s title suggests, these pieces invite the viewer to participate in the creation of their own heroic narrative, where the outcome of the adventure is as beautiful as it is uncertain.

Kris Chau is a full-time drawer and painter from the island of Oahu currently residing in Los Angeles. She has been using her art as a storytelling method and a form of currency ever since she could pick up a pencil and figure out what it could do.

THESE DAYS is located on the second floor of 118 Winston Street in Downtown Los Angeles and is open Thursday – Sunday. For more information, These Days can be found online at

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