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GALEN CHENEY

Using unconventional materials such as fluorescent paint, dress making patterns, modeling paste, and found papers, Galen Cheney’s body of work is equally diverse as her range of medium, spanning from oil on canvas and mixed media on paper to collaged paper and canvas compositions.  Complex, rigorous, and uncompromising in their emotional honesty, her work is deeply rooted in abstract expressionism, street art figuration, and pop.  There’s a masculine energy to the work – bold strokes, thick compounded layers, and a near aggressive underlying force to the composition that’s complemented by a more feminine, sensual quality of smaller strokes, soft pastels hues, and a serenity that’s lies beneath the surface chaos.  A fluidity to the work feels ceaseless and unfinished, pushing for further exploration, probing for completion.  Cheney herself remarks that her pieces feel “not fixed, not static, but open, and with a sense of still being composed.”  Living in Florence influenced Cheney’s work.  Century old walls with their own stories to tell mixed with graffiti of modern times, Cheney’s paintings mimic these polarities, similarly juxtaposing old with new. Her works, like ancient walls, seem to have stories imbedded within.

AVAILABLE ARTWORKS

COMMISSION SAMPLES | for reference only

Miss Simone

For commission reference only

Empire

For commission reference only

Iphigenia

For commission reference only

Humble Administrator

For commission reference only

Tumbling Mollusk

For commission reference only

COMMISSION PRICING

Folded Paper

36 x 36          $2,000
36 x 48          $2,800
48 x 48          $3,400
48 x 60          $4,000
48 x 72          $4,600
60 x 60          $4,800
60 x 72          $6,000
60 x 84          $7,200
80 x 80          $8,200
80 x 120      $10,000

Paper Collages

36 x 36          $1,600
36 x 48          $2,200
48 x 48          $2,600
48 x 60          $3,300
48 x 72          $3,700
60 x 60          $4,000
60 x 72          $5,200
60 x 84          $6,200
80 x 80          $7,000

Oil on Canvas

36 x 36          $4,400
36 x 48          $4,800
48 x 48          $5,200
48 x 60          $6,200
48 x 72          $6,600
60 x 60          $6,800
60 x 72          $7,400
60 x 84          $8,200
80 x 80          $9,000
80 x 96        $10,000

STUDIO | INSTALL IMAGES

“I like my paintings to exist on a tightrope, right on the edge of coming apart.”

BIOGRAPHY

GALEN CHENEY

b. 1962, Northridge, CA

lives in North Adams, MA