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Todd Chilton:Angled
10/28/2011 - 12/3/2011





Todd Chilton, Split, 2011, Oil on linen, 18 x 16 inches

Rhona Hoffman Gallery is pleased to present ANGLED, the gallery’s first solo exhibition of work by Todd Chilton. Todd Chilton’s practice places a distinct emphasis on both the importance of process, and imperfection in the abstract form. For the past six years, Chilton has been creating brightly colored abstract paintings through the layering of hand-painted geometrical patterns. Ambiguous yet purposeful, Chilton’s paintings highlight the contradictions inherent in seemingly opposing forces. Deliberate imperfections often articulate humorous aspects within the work as well. The artist explains, “meaning evolves from determined imprecision, broken or sagging structures, and the obvious hand that created the painting. This underscores the physical experience that takes place between a viewer and my work through surface, scale and optical qualities, which subvert, or sustain, a sense of balance. “

Todd Chilton lives and works in Chicago, IL. Solo exhibitions include Evens, the Central Utah Art Center, For January, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, Raw & Co., Cleveland, OH, and The Suburban, Oak Park, IL. Recent group exhibitions include Self-referral Nonobjective at Feature Inc., New York, NY, bodybraingame at Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago, IL, Bellstreet Projects, Vienna, Austria, 65 Grand, Chicago, IL, and the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. He received an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005.
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