Artist Christopher Slaymaker is a contemporary painter with his MFA from LagunaCollege Art and Design. He will be the participating in an artist residency at Larkin during the months of November and December of 2017. He will be displaying the work he completes during this time in the Wine-Riner Galleries during the month of January.

His work contains strong gestural forms combined with abstract dream-space, rendered with rich, dynamic brushwork. Slaymaker's approach to his subjects is gentle and focused. The figures that star in Slaymaker's autobiographical paintings exhibit a blooming self-awareness and a deep, devotional delight. Friends, lovers, beasts, and the artist himself all play a role in the story of spiritual searching in his paintings. 

While in Harrisonburg, he will be teaching two classes here at Larkin. Click here to learn more about those classes! Click here to see his personal website!