Chidester Painting at Juniata College

Flashe on panel
Courtesy of the Artist

Psychotopia: Landscape Paintings by Paul Chidester

November 10, 2016 - January 28, 2017

Internationally recognized artist and Penn State University Professor of Art Paul Chidester has always been drawn to the landscape. Inspired by the entropic landscapes and photography of Robert Smithson, the “hallucinatory descriptions of urban spaces and landscapes” used by writer J.G. Ballard, and nostalgia in the works of painters De Chirico and Philip Guston, Chidester attempts to collage and merge various points of view. The fictitious landscapes borne out of this process stimulate our imagination and offer new ways of seeing.