Friday, December 27, 2013

Best of 2013

"Decorators," my solo exhibit, has been named one of the Top Exhibits of 2013 in Memphis by the Commercial Appeal. I am beyond honored. For the full article by Fredric Koeppel, click here.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Working Large

After a long lull with no painting done, I am happy to get back into the swing of things with two new 48"x72" beauties. I'll post the finished product within the next few months. Happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Keep up with the Memphis Art Scene with Visual Memphis

This site is pure gold. It includes a calendar of events, a listing of local galleries and museums, and it lists calls for entries. You need to go and check it out. The link is posted below. You're welcome! :)

Visual Memphis

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Out of Body

This Friday night, Memphis welcomes a new gallery to the Midtown area, Gallery 1700 with the opening for an exhibition entitled "Out of Body" which features works of various media all sharing the theme of how we perceive our physical and emotional bodily functions. 

"Out of Body" is curated and juried by MCA alumna Brittany Vega and current MCA painting student Barrett Smyth and features works from artists all over the Memphis area. If you live close by, definitely come and check out what promises to be an amazing show!

Click the link below for more details and directions to Gallery 1700. 

Out of Body event page

Also, this piece will make an appearance.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Little Paintings For Sale

Email me if you are interested in acquiring any of these little paintings. They are very affordable and make excellent gifts.

Chloe York Still 8"x10" Acrylic and Pen on Canvas $35

Chloe York Prism 8"x10" Acrylic and Pen on Canvas $40

Chloe York Mute 8"x10" Acrylic and Pen on Canvas $35

Chloe York Scales 5"x7" Acrylic and Pen on Canvas $30

Chloe York Layers 5"x7" Acrylic and Pen on Canvas $30

Chloe York Buildup 5"x7" Acrylic and Pen on Canvas $30

Chloe York Performance 5"x7" Acrylic and Pen on Canvas $30

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Untitled Landscape





Saturday, October 5, 2013

Caddis I

Chloe York "Caddis I" Acrylic on Canvas 18"x24" 2013





Caddis I in progress

For the sake of making the sketched out image readable, I darkened the piece digitally. The colors are actually brighter in real life and a bit glaring and garish. I'm looking forward to painting the rest. I love how creepy it is, especially those bug eyes.

Caddis Fly Larvae

 My wonderful artist husband and I were talking the other night and I confessed to him that I've grown a bit wary and afraid I'm not making any new steps or doing anything new with my work since my Decorator series has gained so much attention and they are the pieces that people most recognize and comment on of all my painting work. I'm terrified of falling into a rut and continuing to make this series just to please everyone and get into shows but my biggest concern is that the more of this series that I create, the less they will ultimately mean to me. So Eric suggested that I look away from decorator crabs for a while and research other creatures who practice self decoration. I just love this idea because I can continue with the same concepts of feminine stereotypes and self-decoration but I can do new things with my aesthetic and new color palettes, forms, and patterns can emerge. So I did some research  and found this little insect called the caddis fly and guess what its larvae does?

For self protection, they cover themselves with gravel, twigs, even shells they find. I also found out about this artist, Herbert Duprat who took these little guys and placed them in a controlled environment with gold leaf and precious stones and the result is wonderful:

Images credited to Herbert Duprat

images credited to Herbert Duprat
So I hope you guys are ready for a new series: "Caddis." More details to come.

Progress Shot

This painting is mostly about using a simplified color palette and exploring an all over composition on a square format. I thought at first I would make it into a Decorator, but I'd rather it be a landscape. I will be adding tons more information and I especially want to break up that huge dark blue pineapple looking shape.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Love the Leaf 2013

A photo of my piece, "Microcosm" hanging in the Mallory Wurtzburger gallery at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens during the Love the Leaf exhibition that closed on Sunday.

Friday, September 6, 2013

My First Published Review

This is a must-read. A review of my "Decorators" exhibit featured in The Commercial Appeal. Check it out here 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Labor Day Projects

I spent this long weekend making Day of the Dead masks out of paper mache. They aren't great, but they were super easy and lots of fun to paint.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Petrichor Completed

Chloe York "Petrichor" Acrylic on Canvas 36"x48" 2013

"Petrichor" detail

"Petrichor" detail

Decorators in the Alumni Gallery