Ornament of Grammar – Clematis X Primitive (2018) & Ornament of Grammar – Gingko Primitive (2018)
ALICIA LACHANCE (1971-)
A pair of hand-pulled silkscreens on vintage paper with collage; each is 1 of 25 original designs; signed and numbered
Newly-framed in polished aluminium as pictured
Culling inspiration from ancient folk traditions, street art and design, Alicia’s current body of work explores process, colour language, graphics as an ornament, as well as communication symbols. She uses highly innovative techniques in her work. She began each design of these pictures by hand-painting a botanical. Each was then mirrored to create the silkscreen. She then applied ‘casein’ paint – one of the oldest forms of paint that Alicia especially favours for its rich, light absorbent quality: ‘The paint behaves almost like velvet.’ The coloured collage elements are then slightly distressed to create a uniquely rich overall effect.
Alicia LaChance is a painter based in St. Louis, Missouri. Her paintings have exhibited at the Elmhurst Art Museum, The Saint Louis University Museum of Art, and the Evansville Museum of Art. Her works are in the collections of Esteé Lauder, Twitter, New York University, Lambert International Airport, as well as, numerous luxury hotels and private collections worldwide.