February's Featured Artist

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Alridge is featured in our exhibition Radical Invention, on view January 26 - March 31.

View more work by the artist here.

Bold Spirit II, Acrylic on Canvas, 41.5" x 50"

Under the collaborative name Alridge, long time partners Lisa Ridgers and Penny Alspaugh join forces to create unique and vibrant creations. One artist is influenced by the diverse scenery of her frequent travels around the world, while the other is driven by the urban vibrancy of Chicago. Although their work is very different stylistically, the artists have combined their strengths to create a new aesthetic filled with bold hues, richness and energy.

Bold Spirit III, Acrylic on Canvas, 61.5" x 41.5"

"My passion for the diversity found in nature, combined with a personal quest for balance and serenity, inspires my work. My goal is to fuse these elements together with a contemporary twist so that the viewer is invited to take a journey that is not only a visual experience, but also an intimate, emotional contemplation."   -Lisa Ridgers

Bold Spirit, Acrylic on Canvas, 49.5" x 49.5"

Ridgers' strong foundation in painting has given the artistic duo a base of knowledge necessary to test new techniques and methods. Their recent body of work was forged from their desire to create something truly brilliant that speaks to the viewer through a pair of unique voices. Both artists are very excited about this new series and look forward to developing it further. 

Posted on February 22, 2018 .