Eleanor Aldrich’s “The Reader in a Hammock” is a tactile, figural painting made of oil, enamel, found decals, and found paper on vinyl.  A leisurely scene of a figure reading in a hammock is activated by Aldrich’s transformation of paint into
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Eleanor Aldrich
The Reader in a Hammock - Eleanor Aldrich - Mixed Media - Contemporary

2019

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Eleanor Aldrich’s “The Reader in a Hammock” is a tactile, figural painting made of oil, enamel, found decals, and found paper on vinyl. A leisurely scene of a figure reading in a hammock is activated by Aldrich’s transformation of paint into layered, glistening, and oozing swaths of skin. The hammock, recalling the grid, works as a pattern trying to hold and contain the body resting inside it. “The Reader in a Hammock” exemplifies Aldrich’s ability to combine material and subject and is described as “one of the most polished, striking paintings in the show” by Melinda Baker for Burnaway. “The Reader in a Hammock” is one of ten paintings in Aldrich’s solo show “Main Squeeze” at Channel to Channel. Aldrich has received critical acclaim for her second solo show at the gallery, including reviews in ArtForum, Burnaway, and the Nashville Scene. Regarding the painter’s understated encounters with the human body, The Nashville Scene states: “With 10 paintings, Aldrich has captured the very specific observation that skin tends to poke through the net of a hammock or a plastic woven lawn chair. If you’ve never considered those small mounds of flesh to be worthy of artistic attention, drop by the gallery — the works in ‘Main Squeeze’ will change your mind." 

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  • Dimensions
    H 30 in. x W 24 in. x D 2 in.H 76.2 cm x W 60.96 cm x D 5.08 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Nashville, TN
  • Reference Number
    LU98514138852
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