Lovers of abstract and impressionist painting will enjoy and appreciate the new exhibition coming to Martine Chasson Gallery. From August 4th to September 15th, 2018, Backyard Love, an exhibition starring Caroline Wright, will be on display in the Arts District. Wright’s paintings are primarily composed of acrylic, ink, gesso, and flashe on watercolor paper and canvas. They depict natural figures in both composed and decomposed forms, verging on the abstract with blooming colors and figures.
Wright graduated from Brown University in 2004 with a double major in Visual Art and Art History. She then moved to Paris and founded a collective of artists from around the world. She later returned to the United States, moving to Austin, Texas to participate in the burgeoning art community of her hometown. In 2010, she made the leap to painting full-time. Wright currently splits her time between her backyard studio and traveling. In 2016, she received her Masters of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an inaugural low-residency program led by Gregg Borowitz.
Wright believes that painting is as much about dance and music as it is about visual space. As a result, she paints in response to music and light, incorporating bright colors and jarring shapes. Resembling decaying flowers, Wright’s work symbolizes both life and loss, as well as the “joy of painting that’s ruined.”
Wright’s exhibition, Backyard Love, is on display at Martine Chaisson Gallery from August 4th to September 15th. The Gallery is located at 727 Camp Street and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11AM-5PM. The Gallery is also available on Monday and Tuesday by appointment. Prices are listed on the Gallery’s website.