Claire Milbrath

Crome Yellow

November 11 – December 16, 2017
Opening Reception: November 11, 6-8PM

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Claire Milbrath. Crome Yellow, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2017

Claire Milbrath. Crome Yellow, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2017

Claire Milbrath. Crome Yellow, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2017

Claire Milbrath. Crome Yellow, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2017

Claire Milbrath. Crome Yellow, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2017

Claire Milbrath. Crome Yellow, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2017

Claire Milbrath. Boy with Moustache, 2017. Oil on canvas. 40 x 36 inches (101.6 x 91.4 cm)

Claire Milbrath. Prelude to a Kiss, 2017. Oil on canvas. 40 x 36 inches (101.6 x 91.4 cm)

Claire Milbrath. No holiday is ever anything but a disappointment, 2017. Oil on canvas. 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Claire Milbrath. Hopelessly Tame, 2017. Oil on canvas. 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Claire Milbrath Unrequited Love, 2017. Oil on canvas. 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Claire Milbrath. Pond, 2017. Oil on canvas. 40 x 36 inches (101.6 x 91.4 cm)

Claire Milbrath. Crome Yellow, 2017, Oil on canvas, 40 x 43 inches (101.6 x 109.2 cm)

Claire Milbrath. State of Grace, 2017. Oil on canvas. 40 x 36 inches (101.6 x 91.4 cm)

Claire Milbrath. Horsey, 2017. Oil on canvas. 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

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Steve Turner is pleased to present Crome Yellow, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Montreal-based Claire Milbrath.

The exhibition, inspired by 18th century Fête Champêtre paintings and taking its title from Aldous Huxley’s first novel, depicts scenes from an imaginary 1920s garden party in the English countryside into which Milbrath has inserted her main character, Poor Gray, who resembles a Baudelairean dandy with his wealth, melancholy and inactivity. Lush green lawns provide a backdrop for indolent pleasure, luxury, and utter pointlessness.

Claire Milbrath (b.1989, Victoria, British Columbia) is an artist and editor-in-chief of The Editorial Magazine, a print journal on contemporary art. Milbrath earned her BA in History from Concordia University. She currently lives in Montreal. This is her second solo exhibition at Steve Turner.