Stephen Sheldon’s La Palette

Zhou B Art Center | 1029 W. 35th St.; Chicago, IL |
July 15, 2016–August 15, 2016


  La Palette: The Chicago Palette

Ed Paschke Art Center | 5415 W. Higgins Avenue; Chicago, IL |
September 19, 2015–November 29, 2015

La Palette : The Chicago Palette features a select handful of intimate photographic portraits of the painters palettes of prominent Chicago-based contemporary artists taken over the course of five years. Displayed alongside a finished work by each artist and a representative palette, the photographs reveal new insights into the working methods and creative process of the artists, transforming their tools of the trade into artworks in their right.

La Palette: The Chicago Palette is an appreciation of the late Ed Paschke and the brilliant artists who have permitted a glimpse into their art and their hearts. It is an up close and personal look at the strokes of the brush, before the brush strokes canvas. Each artist exhibits a unique palette, consisting of diverse colors, surfaces, and unconscious movements beginning a subliminal voyage into the artists’ painting prior to creating an intended image. Chicago Palette is an intimate look into 16 artists and their art in advance of paint reaching a deliberate objective. Paying attention to the palette details offers a private look at the “practice swings” before pigment meets surface. A palette revealed more than just the art, but the subconscious artist.