|"The Story of All Stories" 1999
oil on canvas 10 x 19.5 ft.
Two recently completed paintings in this exhibition depict several figures, each engaged in some activity. On an epic scale, the figures are autobiographical fragments that make up a larger story, things familiar from Chia's life experience such as working, traveling, contemplating, etc... He is interested in the way that painting can portray the existential human condition by showing an instantaneous chronology comprised of all events of one's life coexisting at the same time. -Shafrazi Gallery