Elizabeth Chapin: Diversity of Affection

October 4 - 25, 2014

Take a virtual tour of the show here.

"The vivid colors of the paintings will make you think Fauvism ran headlong into Realism and they decided to hook up for a while; which, if you're anything like your reporter, will guarantee your presence in the gallery to enjoy these exquisitely detailed portraits and landscapes by Elizabeth Chapin."

-Wayne Allen Brenner, The Austin Chronicle, October 2nd, 2014

A native of Mississippi, Chapin’s portraits are infused with a sense of Southern nostalgia and spill over with character. Unexpected color and bold patterns come together to quite literally create the picture of a person. Like the work of Alice Neel, her use of the direct gaze and a loose but expressive line is captivating. All at once playful, serious and amorous, Chapin’s portraits are not to be missed.

Chapin was trained at Parsons School of Design, Cleveland Institute of Art and The University of Virginia. This is her first solo show in Austin, Texas where she resides with her husband and two children.

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Fine contemporary art gallery in Austin, Texas | Wally Workman Gallery

Established in 1980 and located in a 100 year old historic house in Austin’s art district, the Wally Workman Gallery specializes in emerging and collected talent. The gallery has two stories of exhibition space where one can view the 55 artists currently represented, including the contemporary talents of Will Klemm, Joyce Howell, and Ian Shults as well as the figurative work of Tracey Harris and Fatima Ronquillo.

The Wally Workman Gallery is proud to be involved with Aether Magazine and Art Austin, promoting the visual arts in Austin. Read in depth accounts of our local creative scene at www.aetherart.com and discover the many galleries that are a part of it at www.artaustin.org.

Parking is available in the front lot as well as the lot behind the gallery, accessed from the alley off Blanco and Harthan St. Unrestricted street parking is available on Blanco St. and parking is allowed after 7pm on Harthan St.