Todd Chilton in conversation with Terry R. Myers

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Roll Left, 2011 Oil On Linen 26 X 22 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery
Todd Chilton in conversation with Terry R. Myers

118 North Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60607
November 18th, 2011 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

West Loop/West Town
Tue-Fri 10-5:30; Sat 11-5:30


Rhona Hoffman Gallery is pleased to announce Todd Chilton in conversation with Terry R. Myers, in conjunction with Angled, the gallery’s first solo exhibition of work by Todd Chilton.  Todd Chilton’s practice places a distinct emphasis on both the importance of process, and imperfection in the abstract form.  For the past six years, Chilton has been creating brightly colored abstract paintings through the layering of hand-painted geometrical patterns.  Ambiguous yet purposeful, Chilton’s paintings highlight the contradictions inherent in seemingly opposing forces.  Deliberate imperfections often articulate humorous aspects within the work as well.


Todd Chilton lives and works in Chicago, IL. Angled marks his first solo exhibition of work at the Gallery. Previous solo exhibitions include Evens, the Central Utah Art Center, For January, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, Raw & Co., Cleveland, OH, and The Suburban, Oak Park, IL.  Recent group exhibitions include Self-referral Nonobjective at Feature Inc., New York, NY, bodybraingame at Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago, IL, Bellstreet Projects, Vienna, Austria,  65 Grand, Chicago, IL, and the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.   He received an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005.


Terry R. Myers is a Chicago and Los Angeles-based critic, independent curator and Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A regular contributor since 1988 to numerous international journals, including Art Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Parkett, and Modern Painters, he is the editor of Painting: Documents of Contemporary Art, recently published by The Whitechapel Gallery and The MIT Press. He has organized three exhibitions for the gallery, including “Never Let Me Go” in 2011, preceded by “Angles in America” in 2008, and “Legend in My Living Room” in 1993.