Alexandra Eldridge, ‘Presiding Angel’, Nüart Gallery

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About Alexandra Eldridge

Alexandra Eldridge considers her paintings narratives without linear progression: “My paintings emerge from a place where contradictions are allowed, paradox reigns, and reason is abandoned,” she has said. “My search is for the inherent radiance in all things...the extraordinary in the ordinary.” Eldridge, who has a background in art and literature, lists Carl Jung and William Blake as major sources of inspiration, and many of the recurring images in her works are allegorical, or allude to literature or mythology. For example, boats are symbols of navigating the waters of the collective unconscious, while the emergence of ladders in her work coincided with the death of a close friend in 2011. Other motifs include birthday cakes, houses, eggs, hands, and furniture.

American, b. 1948

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