Main Squeeze - Eleanor Aldrich

Main Squeeze, a solo show by Eleanor Aldrich, opens Saturday, March 2nd at Channel To Channel. Opening will be from 6-9pm at 507 Hagan St, Nashville, TN. Show runs through April 20th.

Eleanor’s work tells the story of growing up in a poor, rural town in Arizona. Classically rendered oil paintings are hidden beneath a grid of thickly applied silicone and paint. The texture, meant to serve as flesh, squeezes through lawn chairs and hammocks, creating tension between reality and image. 

Currently living in Knoxville, Eleanor has had solo shows all over the US in Boston, Nashville, Knoxville, Flagstaff, AZ, and at the University of Alabama. Her work has been shown at Saltworks Gallery (Atlanta, GA), the Drawing Center (New York, NY), Grin (Providence, RI) and Ortega y Gasset (New York, NY). Her work was chosen for 1708 Gallery’s ‘FEED 2013’ (Richmond, VA). She has been awarded an Endowment for the Arts through the Whiteman Foundation, and the Herman E. Spivey Fellowship. Her work has been included in New American Paintings and on Artforum.com. Currently Eleanor is a co-director of the artist-run gallery CforCourtside in Knoxville.