Urban Invasion: Paintings by Chester Arnold

December 11, 2001 – March 10, 2002

Bay-area artist Chester Arnold weaves a visual tapestry in which viewers uncover narrative thread through complex details. Influenced by the paintings of Northern European artists he saw growing up in Germany, Arnold builds modern-day but age-old narratives about Life and Death and Man versus Nature. Intellectually rich and technically lush, Arnold’s paintings cast a wonderful spell. We look deep into these accumulations for clues to their meaning. In writing about his work, Arnold states: “Memory is a peculiar faculty — curating experience, burying most of it in accessible basements, editing realities as needed.” This exhibition was organized by Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.