Deep Space/Shallow Grave
GCA: How did you come up with the title for your show?

CD: It just popped into my head when I was painting. I thought it was funny, and in some abstract way it might relate to how I hear people talk about perceived spatial relationships in paintings. Also, kind of thinking how the title is irrational and how the act of painting is irrational…

GCA: Shallow grave is probably not literal, but what’s your grave digging experience?

CD: I actually have dug several shallow graves while growing up with small animals as pets. I have dug graves for at least two gerbils, plus a bird that I found in the fields and thought needed a proper burial when I was in first grade.

GCA: Do you want to be buried when you die? Or are you considering other options? Cryogenics?

CD: I would love to be dropped by helicopter into the Palouse hills of eastern Washington and eaten by coyotes.

CHRISTOPHER DUNLAP was born in Pullman, WA in 1976. He received his BFA in Painting from the University of Washington and his MFA in Studio Arts from Massachusetts College of Art. He lives and works in Brooklyn.