17 Nov. 2018 - 27 Jan. 2019

Chris Doris; The Empty Field

The Model welcomes the work of Chris Doris, a unique and personally intimate gallery experience which draws on the artist’s distinctive synthesis of practices in psychotherapy, art, meditation and other forms of interoception. Expansive ‘Open Paintings’, text paintings and works on steel and paper evoke the empty ground of being, and the conditioned nature of self. Doris’ practical research into the nature of consciousness, being and selfhood also informs what he calls ‘inquiries’ – durational, participatory setups, often in public contexts, which import skilled processes of observation from therapy and meditation into an art context.


Opening Sat. 17 Nov.,
Songs of Being Seen, 3 – 6pm
Drinks Reception, 6-7pm

A participatory inquiry utilising spontaneous group vocalisation. The work employs skilled modes of observation derived from mindfulness, psychotherapy and interpersonal neurobiology. Members of the public are invited to join the group of singers throughout the event.

Note: Songs of Being Seen is a very special experiential event developed by Chris Doris on the occasion of his solo show at The Model, The Empty Field. Due to the nature of this event, the creation of a meditative space is at the heart of the project. Therefore the event is not suitable for children under the age of 10 years. Our café and other galleries will be closed for the duration. The opening reception follows directly 6-7pm and children of all ages are very welcome to attend.