Theo Ganz Studio presents an exhibition of new paintings by Chantelle Norton called Brood. The opening reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. The show runs from Nov. 9 through Dec. 8, 2013. The gallery is open Friday through Sunday noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.
Norton was born in Dublin, Ireland, and spent her childhood split between the United States and Ireland. She currently resides in Cold Spring where she began to keep chickens several years ago. Her pet chickens quickly became her muse in her paintings and in this latest series, she has given us realistic individual portraits set against a backdrop of dreamy Irish landscape in the distance. All of the birds have names – they are beloved pets after all.
“With the chicken as my muse, my poultry portraits have allowed me to revisit the landscape of Ireland, explore the nostalgic and comforting qualities of pattern and examine issues relating to home, life and death, and allegiance,” Norton says. The exhibition includes 15 paintings ranging in sizes from 5”x 5” to 36” x 48” in addition to a series of unframed, limited edition etchings / aquatints that were last seen at the gallery in Prints Without Pixels (curated by Hiro Ichikawa) in November 2012. Visit theoganzstudio.com or call 917-318-2239.