Milano Chow: Prima Facie
January 16, 2022 - May 8, 2022
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum:
258 Main Street,
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Milano Chow’s ornamented mise-en-scènes are frozen in time and loaded with disquieting effects. To create her ghostly works on paper, the up-and-coming artist scours books, blueprints, and lifestyle magazines for reference images of furniture and building facades that she methodically renders into exquisitely detailed monochromatic collages using graphite, ink, and traditional drafting tools like rulers and X-Acto knives. Modish women are cast in her gilded architectural interiors, which feel cloistered, deserted, suspended in time, and inflected with influences such as Surrealism, fashion photography, storefront windows, and Hollywood film noir from her native Los Angeles.

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