Text: Alec Coiro
All Images Courtesy of Tennis Elbow
Indiana transplant Danielle Orchard presents four paintings of women in. For the uninitiated, Tennis Elbow is Journal Gallery’s ingenious revolving exhibition space that rotates weekly behind the main exhibit (which is currently Stephen Felton’s calming, linear, and distinctly unsoup-like show Soup).
This is my second visit to Tennis Elbow where I’ve seen work that refuses perspective; the previous being the works by Polly Shindler. In the case of Orchard, however, the lack of dimensions is done in more of a cubist mood. A bit more mellow than other of Orchard’s work, the paintings I saw each presented a subject with complemented by an object: a vase, a rose, a cigarette. This simplicity allows Orchard to present us with a studious examination of composition and color. The result is a harmonious canvas. The show closes on the 8ths, so stop by soon!