Lindy Chambers observes and animates the often overlooked aspects of rural Texas life in her large-scale paintings to suggest value in the unnoticed. Chambers’ subjects range from recognizable imagery (mobile homes, farm animals, construction debris), to graphic abstraction, to the otherworldly.
Compassion, unconventional beauty, and chance are Chambers’ companions in the creation of her sculptures. These germinate from found items that she adorns with craft materials and unexpectedly colorful embellishments. Using googly eyes, feather boas, and furry pompoms, she bestows humanity on her misshapen, oddly colored, and textured objects. The permeable relationship between these sculptures and her paintings becomes an essential part of the exhibition.
About the Artist
Based in Bellville, Texas, Lindy Chambers is the winner of the Texas Big 10 for Art prize at Katy Contemporary Art Museum, the Alexander Rutsch Painting Award from the Pelham Art Center, and the Silver Award from Art Forward. Her work has been featured in galleries and museums across the United States including Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Dallas; Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth; Lawndale Art Center, Houston; The Grace Museum, Abilene; Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville; Dairy Arts Center, Boulder; and the Pelham Art Center, New York.