Realm of the Commonplace
Paintings by Patricia Chidlaw

Accomplished painter Patricia Chidlaw finds her inspiration in neon-era motels, junkyards, Laundromats, train stations, parking lots, movie palace marquees, empty coffee shops, and void spaces, where content sneaks in via side doors and implies dormant life forces.

Chidlaw is an American realist seeking, and finding, profundity in the realm of the commonplace. She takes aims at dignity and a durable beauty amidst the rubble, ruins and soon-to-be-obsolete side routes of America.

This exhibition features twenty paintings from the 1990s up to the present, representing her extraordinary skill in depicting urban landscapes with characteristic pictorial grace. A richly illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

Patricia Chidlaw, White King, 2002. Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches. Courtesy of the Artist.



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