Chester Arnold – Survivors
January 6 - February 26Free
Elizabeth Leach Gallery is pleased to present Bay Area painter Chester Arnold’s exhibition, Survivors, featuring a new series of exquisitely detailed oceanic scenes that delve into themes surrounding human presence in the natural world.
Arnold’s oil paintings are inspired by memory and imagination and he creates dreamlike images that combine realism and fantasy with meticulous specificity. The large and small scale recent works focus on maritime imagery that convey precarity and fortitude. Arnold distills entire worlds into each oil painting through depictions of expansive open seas, towering island sanctuaries populated with miniature houses, fishing boats caught in tumultuous whirlpools, or life raft remnants washed ashore.