August 29, 2007

Todd Chilton: accepting imperfection

"Todd Chilton: Recent Paintings," Raw & Co Gallery, Cleveland, OH. Go to Todd's website to see images of his paintings.

Douglas Max Utter reports in The Cleveland Free Times: "Chilton's six crisp, introspective oil on canvas paintings are engaged in a search for some word, some clue, trapped between paint, canvas, and simple, even primitive formal ideas. His paintings often take place on a surface nuanced by much under-painting. Like subcutaneous levels of history and influence, these emphasize a feeling of contingency already inherent in Chilton's roughly rendered lines of paint. No search for certainty or inevitability drags this work away from a plainspoken acceptance of imperfection." Read more.