Chloe Keadle is originally from Perry, Georgia. There she attended Georgia Military College and soon moved on to pursue a BA in Fine Arts at Georgia College and State University. She will be graduating in May 2020. Chloe has been a very active artist having an exhibition in the Sally Ellis Davis House, Milledgeville, Ga, Participating in Empty Bowls for Milledgeville food bank, and a collaboration with the Cherokee Brick Company for sculptural work.
While enrolled at Georgia College Chloe has been honing her skills in ceramics and painting for the past several years. Originally a painter, Chloe blended her skills with her passion of ceramics to create three dimensional works of art with intricate detail. Chloe’s evolution into three dimensional art making allowed her to challenge the boundaries of figurative characteristics, utilizing animals and human figures to explore the depths of relationships and compositions.
I believe there is a gift in feeling known and loved. The way we build relationships with people who are not necessarily like us is of great interest to me. Therefore, my work is derived from a deep desire to know and understand people. I am investigating the translation of this passion into a series of nine acrylic paintings on round glass and canvas. Each painting is inspired by our uniqueness as humans and is meant to imitate diverse characteristics of people around us. This exploration of physical, emotional, and behavioral qualities makes up my series of paintings about relationships.
This series is a representation of a community followed by a sequence of connections that I am using as a visual discovery to probe the question, “how do we build relationships in a community , through artwork?” My work is an interplay between animalistic and human figures with patterns that are segmented and harmonious through various color palettes. I present an image of an animal and human figure where each embodies unique characteristics. In my work, I assign quality traits to each figure that I try to display in the painting. For example, the positioning of the body, the animal choice, and the pattern design, all work to elaborate on the characters that I am constructing.
The human and animal forms serve to connect the complex makeup we are as people and each painting both stands alone as an individual, and works together as a whole. The overlapping space within the painting, works as a visual representation of how we interact in relationships. I aim to present a series of paintings that highlight the connections we form with a diverse variety of people.
I am investigating the translation of knowing and understanding people into a series of nine acrylic paintings. Each painting is inspired by our uniqueness as humans and is meant to imitate diverse characteristics of people around us. Each painting embodies unique characteristics of people and how they relate to the world around them. This exploration of physical, emotional, and behavioral qualities makes up my series of paintings about relationships.