Todd Chilton (b.1977) creates work that lives within a loose formalism. He states: "I build the paintings by layering hand drawn patterns that are always bounded by the edge of the canvas. The paintings exhibit imperfections that are a result of handmade patterns and geometry. This often heightens optical effects in the patterns, and serves to create a situation in which the viewer becomes aware of the experience of looking. I want to create images that convey at once a sense of ambiguity, purposefulness, and humor. At times they have a sense of openness on one hand and resistance on the other. I am interested in what happens in the middle.” Though geometric and repetitive, Chilton’s paintings remain free through casual brushstrokes, creating a tension between organization and chaos.

Chilton received his BFA from Brigham Young University in 2002 and earned his MFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in 2005. He currently lives and works in Chicago. Exhibitions include Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago IL; Bellstreet Projects, Vienna Austria; Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco CA; Feature, Inc., New York; Bourouina Gallery, Berlin Germany.
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10/28/2011 - 12/3/2011

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