Caroline Chen and Brad Vanneman
September 7 - 29
Using everyday objects, Chen focuses on painting and process with many small-scale paintings manipulating variables like size, color, position, light, tools and brushes – changing, destroying, rebuilding... anything, until something begins to emerge and ring true. Lines and geometry begin to form and become elements in her paintings while struggling with simple forms becomes the event. "With the complexity of the world around us, it is a nice contrast to study subjects intimately, to consider one solo cup, piece of fruit, or spoon at a time."
Chen holds degrees from Art Institute of Philadelphia, AS Visual Communications and University of Delaware, BS Business Administration. She is included in the book 100 Artists of the Brandywine Valley by Catherine Quillman, published in 2010 by Schiffer.
"I’m showing mostly products and some working models I have sculpted contractually and anonymously for a fee. This work keeps the wolves from my door.
"Non-threatening white male, 62, loves animals, vintage tools, music and sleep."
Elizabeth Denison Hatch Gallery