oil on canvas
15 x 12 inches (framed)
Alice Tippit is a Chicago-based artist whose work fluctuates between the figurative and abstract realms. The artist calls for a visual language based on bold graphic depictions to propose a subtle inquiry on everyday objects and their relation to bodies. In her small-scale oil paintings, flat forms meet cleanly to form line, which in turn delineates silhouettes. Color contrasts produce optical illusions in which figure and ground vie for attention and interpretation. The artist compounds potential readings, that unfold in a myriad of interpretations, resulting in a hovering ambiguity that encourages the viewer to question forms and symbolics.