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Lorraine Peltz Chicago solo exhibition


,Lorraine PeltzIn Dazzling and Bright Lorraine Peltz presents a vivacious array of work using imagery culled from personal history and the contemporary moment. Her paintings of chandeliers, flowers, and painterly events reference both past and present and provide a profound and evocative visual and sensory experience about the nature of private identity and public persona. For Peltz the chandelier conjures a remembered culture and her patterned flowers and decorative flourishes suggest the contemporary.  As Maria Porges recently wrote about the work, these “shamelessly beautiful paintings of ghostly, graceful chandeliers feature some particularly baroque-looking versions of these glittering fixtures. In her pictures, they float in an unmediated, unidentifiable space, or from so close that they all but fill the frame.  Peltz has been described as a painter of pleasure—a description that seems apt not only in terms of the visual enjoyment provided by her canvases, but in the way in which her subject matter suggests the celebration of some significant event. Gazing at these paintings, we realize that we should stop and smell the flowers, even, dance to the music that is playing, somewhere nearby, underneath a gleaming chandelier.”

Dazzling and Bright
942 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60608 

September 9th - October 22nd
2011