Chris Gentes is an artist, writer, musician, and filmmaker.
Paintings: I am currently working on an open-ended series of paintings created with enamel acrylic on 12×12 inch stretched canvas. This series of paintings began in January 2021. There are currently sixteen completed paintings in this series, with another half-dozen in progress. Commission inquiries welcome.
Birds of Mars Digest
The Birds of Mars Digest is a quarterly publication of poetry, prose, art and other arts related activity, primarily revolving around Chris’ recent artistic activity. The most recent issue (Number Six) includes poetry by Rufus Chaffee, Julia Adamo, Sage Meadow and Tommy Twilite.
The next issue (Summer 2021) will include a listing of over 1700 works of art created by Chris.
The Fall issue will include the results of a writing experiment begun in April.
Birds of Mars
Birds of Mars is a performance group formed in 2016.
Next planned production, specifics unknown at this time, is Chris’ musical adaptation of Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound.
In February 2019, Chris began a daily routine of writing 5000 words. By May he had written five manuscripts: Writing About Writing, More Writing About Writing, Welcome to Synchro City, and Dreams.
In the fall of 2019 Chris wrote and published The Birds of Mars Reader which documented the creation of a series of paintings and various activities related to an upcoming Birds of Mars performance.
The following seven books were written and published one-a-month in 2020. They are collectively known as the “Alt Lit Library”: The Two Week Book, Alt Lit Now!, The Door in the Woods, Ghost Town, Coffee Coffee, Movieland, and Seven Movie Scripts.