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Eleanor Aldrich Art

American

Eleanor Aldrich was born in Springerville, Arizona. A participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, she also holds an MFA in Painting & Drawing from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she currently lives. She earned her BFA in Painting & Drawing through the Academie Minerva (Groningen, the Netherlands) and Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. She was a participant in the Drawing Center’s first Open Sessions, and works in a long-distance collaboration ALDRICH & WEISSBERGER with the artist Barbara Weissberger.

Eleanor has had solo shows in Boston, Nashville, Knoxville, Flagstaff, AZ, and at the University of Alabama. Her work has been shown at Saltworks Gallery and White Space (Atlanta, GA), the Drawing Center (New York, NY), Grin (Providence, RI) and Ortega y Gasset (New York, NY). Her work was chosen for 1708 Gallery’s ‘FEED 2013’ (Richmond, VA). She has been awarded an Endowment for the Arts through the Whiteman Foundation, and the Herman E. Spivey Fellowship. Her work has been included in New American Paintings, and reviewed in Art in America and on Artforum.

Statement:

My work is about the places where the concerns of modernist painting meet my own experiences and the physical reality of the body. Sometimes the encounter is in the application – paint is combed, piped, squished, and sprayed, and paper transfers are rubbed off; playing with ideas of femininity and the purity of paint. The material squeeze invites the empathy of the body and is at times funny, beautiful, revolting, and satisfying. The grid appears as a support- a resist that molds the material as it presses through. In this way the material is metaphoric of conformity and issues of control over one’s body.

(Biography provided by Channel To Channel)
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Artist: Eleanor Aldrich
THE ROSE DRAPE - Textured Oil Painting - Scene w/ Girl, Roses & Rays of Color
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
THE ROSE DRAPE is an oil on canvas painting by Eleanor Aldrich created in 2022. This piece utilizes a thick caulk on top of the canvas as an underlayment, creating a grid texture. Th...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Canvas, Oil

IRONING (WITH RAYS) - Large Textured Oil Painting w/ Domestic Scene of a Woman
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
IRONING (w/ RAYS) is an oil on canvas painting by Eleanor Aldrich created in 2021. In this piece, we see a woman ironing a white cloth. Only the torso part and the arms are discernib...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Canvas, Oil

PROM HAIR - Textured Oil Painting w/ Scene of a Girl Preparing for Prom
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
PROM HAIR is an oil on canvas painting created by Eleanor Aldrich in 2022. This piece utilizes a thick caulk on top of the canvas as an underlayment. The texture gives the canvas an ...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Canvas, Oil

NIGHT TABLE - Textured Oil Painting w/ Scene of a Girl and a Birthday Cake
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
NIGHT TABLE is an oil on canvas painting by Eleanor Aldrich created in 2022. This piece utilizes a thick caulk on top of the canvas as an underlayment, creating a pattern of thick, c...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Canvas, Oil

KITCHEN SINK (WITH RAYS) - Large Textured Oil Painting w/ Bold Blue, Gold & Pink
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
KITCHEN SINK (w/ RAYS) is a large scale oil on canvas painting created in 2022 by Eleanor Aldrich. This piece is created using more abstract qualities than her previous work. Utilizi...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Canvas, Oil

COMBING (WITH RAYS) - Large Textured Oil Painting w/ Scene of a Mother & Child
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
COMBING (w/ RAYS) is an oil on canvas painting by Eleanor Aldrich created in 2021. In this piece we see a scene of a girl having her hair combed by her mother. The thick texture of t...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Canvas, Oil

INCLINED READER - Textured Oil Painting w/ Scene of a Girl Reading a Book
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
INCLINED READER is an oil and canvas painting by Eleanor Aldrich created in 2022. This piece utilizes a thick caulk on top of the canvas as an underlayment, adding a wavy, structural...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Canvas, Oil

CLAIRE AT THE PIANO - Textured Oil Painting w/ Scene of Girl Playing the Piano
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
CLAIRE AT THE PIANO is an oil on canvas painting by Eleanor Aldrich created in 2022. This piece utilizes a thick caulk on top of the canvas as an underlayment, adding a linear textur...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Canvas, Oil

NANCY & THE CIPHER- Embossing and Spray Paint Technique Depicting Nancy Drew
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
I often base my work on the covers of Nancy Drew books. She is illustrated as a doubly conscious figure: partially mugging for the viewer, and partially involved in her surroundings....
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

THE CRACKED MIRROR - oil and enamel and canvas on canvas- textural, figurative
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
A feminine figure occupies the majority of the right side of this canvas, and though we can't see her face, we know that she is looking at the wall beside her. The wall is disheveled...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

SUNGLASSES IN A VEIL (after Sargent) - Abstract Figurative Painting, textured
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Are those actual sunglasses in that painting? You might be asking. Good question! Keep em comin. But Nope! They are in fact painted. "Sunglasses in a Veil (After Sargent)" shows some...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

CERAMIC MASK (Icy Blue) - 5.5 x 6.5 - Ceramic and White, Blue Glaze, 2021
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Eleanor Aldrich was born in Springerville, Arizona. A participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, she also holds an MFA in Painting & Drawing from the Uni...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Ceramic, Glaze

CERAMIC MASK (Black) - 5.5 x 6.5 - Ceramic and Black Glaze, 2021
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Eleanor Aldrich was born in Springerville, Arizona. A participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, she also holds an MFA in Painting & Drawing from the Uni...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Ceramic, Glaze

CERAMIC MASK (White with Stripes) - 5.5 x 6.5 - Ceramic, White and Black Glaze
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Eleanor Aldrich was born in Springerville, Arizona. A participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, she also holds an MFA in Painting & Drawing from the Uni...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Ceramic, Glaze

IRONING - texturized lenticular painting, optical illusion, geometric abstract
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
"In these works, Aldrich paints on surfaces that have been covered in uniform vertical strips of caulk. The textures don’t play into the subjects of these paintings so much as create...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

LENTICULAR VANISH - textural optical illusion painting using caulk and enamel
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Excerpt from a review by art critic Joe Nolan: "In these works, Aldrich paints on surfaces that have been covered in uniform vertical strips of caulk. The textures don’t play into ...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

CELLO IN THE SNOW - oil, enamel, glazed ceramic and canvas on panel, textural
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
A cello is held up between the legs of its accompanying musician in a snowy landscape. Snow has collected on the protruding bits of Cello and on the tops of the musician's knees. Tho...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

THICK MAG - Mixed Media Collage with Magazine Cutouts and Caulking
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
This is a mixed media collage piece by Eleanor Aldrich. Made as a part of her 2017 "Thick Mag" series, it features cut-outs from magazines, caulking, and paper transfers. A nebulous,...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Magazine Paper

ON THE BOAT - Textural Figurative Painting of Figure on Sailboat- oil and enamel
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Excerpt from review by art critic Joe Nolan: 'On the Boat' is the best work in the show, and it’s among the best paintings Aldrich has produced. The portrait depicts a woman sailing...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

LAWN CHAIR WITH MARBLES - Oil, enamel painting on canvas with marbles in resin
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
A figure reclines in a red and yellow-strapped lawn chair. The figure sitting in the chair is activated by Aldrich’s transformation of paint and resin into oozing swaths of skin betw...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Marble, Enamel

LA VITA - sneaker sculpture with found paper and foam spray, textural shoe
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
LA VITA is one of several experimental shoe sculptures that Eleanor Aldrich created as part of a series for her exhibition "That Feeling When" at Channel to Channel Gallery in Nashvi...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

FIGHTING IRISH (Red Stripes) - Textural painting with ceramic inlay, enamel
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
A person reclines in a red striped lawn chair. The subject's body presses against the back of the hair, revealing a Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo on his back. The logo is made of in...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

IN THE ROAD - Textural Figure Painting - Oil and Enamel on Panel - Light Blue
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
In the series of paintings titled “That Feeling When,” Aldrich expands the excess of materials to large figure paintings and small, overfilled sculptures. Aldrich uses thick material...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

THE BLACK CAT - Textural figurative painting, woman reclining with black cat
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
A woman reclines in a disheveled bedroom, the folds in her sweatshirt are delicately rendered by the texture of the paint. She stares at the window, where a black cat stands on the s...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

LAWN CHAIR ON THE BEACH - Textural Figure Painting with oil, enamel and silicone
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
In the series of paintings titled “That Feeling When,” Aldrich expands the excess of materials to large figure paintings and small, overfilled sculptures. Aldrich uses thick material...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

ZIG ZAG HAMMOCK - oil, enamel and silicone on canvas- pink, blue, tan texture
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
A feminine figure reclines in a pink and blue-strapped hammock. The figure sitting in the hammock is activated by Aldrich’s transformation of paint and silicone into layered, glisten...
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2010s Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

ON THE ICE - Textural figure painting - Oil and Enamel on Canvas Red, Polka-Dot
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
In the series of paintings titled “That Feeling When,” Aldrich expands the excess of materials to large figure paintings and small, overfilled sculptures. Aldrich uses thick material...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

WICKED ONE - A Collaboration with Guen Montgomery - Mixed Media Painting
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Eleanor Aldrich’s paper and caulking drawings are about the tension between physicality and image. The photographic qualities of the found images used for transfer contrast with the ...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

CERAMIC MASK - Eleanor Aldrich - 5.5 x 6.5 - Ceramic and Glaze, 2019
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
This ceramic gas mask is part of a collection of work that Eleanor Aldrich made in 2019.
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2010s Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Ceramic, Glaze

CERAMIC MASK (Brown) - 5.5 x 6.5 - Ceramic and Brown, Glossy Glaze, 2019
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
This ceramic gas mask is part of a collection of work that Eleanor Aldrich made in 2019.
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2010s Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Ceramic, Glaze

CERAMIC MASK (Grey) - Eleanor Aldrich - 5.5 x 6.5 - Ceramic and Glaze, 2019
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
This ceramic gas mask is part of a collection of works that Eleanor Aldrich created in 2019.
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Ceramic

CAST SHADOW (Hammock Swing) - Eleanor Aldrich - Mixed Media on Canvas, 2019
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Eleanor Aldrich’s mixed media painting “Cast Shadow” is a textural rendering of a figure resting in a hammock swing. Made of oil, enamel, silicone, and caulking on canvas and panel.
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

SLEEPING ADONIS - Eleanor Aldrich - 30 x 40 - Mixed Media on Canvas, 2019
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
This mixed media painting, titled "Sleeping Adonis” is a textural rendering of a figure resting in a sprawling hammock. The piece consists of oil paint, enamel, silicone, caulking, a...
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2010s Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

BROKEN LAWN CHAIR WITH TATTOOS - Eleanor Aldrich - Mixed Media on Canvas, 2018
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Eleanor Aldrich’s mixed media painting “Broken Lawn Chair with Tattoos” is a textural rendering of a figure resting in a broken lawn chair. Made of oil, enamel, silicone, caulking, a...
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2010s Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

GIRL WITH SEAGULL TATTOO - abstract figurative, textured painting/mixed media
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
"Girl with Seagull Tattoo" uses caulking to create the texture of lace as the prominent physicality of the clothing is juxtaposed against a background of browns and pastels. The figu...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

FAT BACK - Contemporary Figurative/Abstract Oil Painting, texture, mixed media
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
FAT BACK is part of the latest on-going series from Eleanor Aldrich. These "behind the lawn chair" vantage points provide Aldrich with the perfect subject matter to convey her mixed ...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

FAT BACK WITH TATTOOS - Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting, textural
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
"Fat Back with Tattoos" is part of the latest on-going series from Eleanor Aldrich. These "behind the lawn chair" vantage points provide Aldrich with the perfect subject matter to co...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Canvas, Silicone, Paper, Oil, Panel

READER IN A LAWN CHAIR - Abstract Figure Painting, textured, red stripes
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
"Reader in a Lawn Chair" is part of the latest on-going series from Eleanor Aldrich. These "behind the lawn chair" vantage points provide Aldrich with the perfect subject matter to c...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Canvas, Silicone, Paper, Oil, Panel

NANETTE (Back with Fence) - Eleanor Aldrich - Figure - Texture - Contemporary
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
"Nanette (Back with Fence)" is a textural, contemporary figure painting by Knoxville based artist Eleanor Aldrich. Refusing engagement, the figure is turned away from the viewer. F...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

THE SOFTBALL PLAYER - Contemporary Figurative/Abstract, Blue, Purple, Pink
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
"The Softball Player" is a prime example of how Eleanor Aldrich utilizes an impasto technique to create texture in an oil painting. Using techniques such as layering, scraping, and a...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

THE ABDUCTION - Contemporary Figurative Mixed Media Painting, spray paint, dark
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
"The Abduction" paints a more sinister picture than what is typically seen from Eleanor Aldrich. A bullseye is placed on a child abductor as Aldrich provides her commentary on the mo...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

SNAKE EYES - Contemporary mixed media, textural figure painting with tacks
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
In “Snake Eyes”, Eleanor Aldrich uses oil, silicone, enamel, thumbtacks, and sharpie on canvas to create a visceral exploration into a lounging back. The mixed-media painting invest...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Mixed Media

THE NET HAMMOCK - Textural figurative painting, grid with leg, brown, white, tan
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Eleanor Aldrich’s mixed media painting “The Net Hammock” is a textural rendering of a figure resting in a sprawling hammock. Made of oil, enamel, silicone, caulking, and found trans...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Mixed Media

LAWN CHAIR WITH WHITE T-SHIRT - Abstract Figurative, textured, brown, red, green
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
"Lawn Chair with White T-shirt" is part of the latest on-going series from Eleanor Aldrich. These "behind the lawn chair" vantage points provide Aldrich with the perfect subject matt...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Canvas, Silicone, Oil, Panel, Magazine Paper

TEEN ANGST (Cielito Lindo) - Eleanor Aldrich - Contemporary Oil Painting
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Aldrich makes use of paint straight out of the tube, a grouting tool, and combines these techniques with a rendering of a girl gazing down to the ground and a shuttlecock in the top ...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

PONCHO (ZIG-ZAG) - Eleanor Aldrich - Contemporary Figurative/Abstract Painting
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Aldrich uses spray paint and a grouting tool to create a figure wearing a poncho. An electrifying intensity is carried throughout the painting. More info below: Eleanor Aldrich wa...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

RED PONCHO - abstract, figurative, texture, red, black, yellow oil and enamel
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
"Red Poncho" provides a mix of techniques to engage two opposite forms of texture - flat, 2-D texture and thick impasto. The background has been scraped away to reveal the underpaint...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

DOUBLE PORTRAIT - Eleanor Aldrich - Contemporary Figurative Painting on Silicone
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Chattanooga, TN
DOUBLE PORTRAIT was created with bubble wrap as a mold for silicone. Eleanor Aldrich then takes this silicone andP paints the portrait you see here of a couple embraced for their por...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Silicone, Oil

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