History and mystery play out in Aldrich’s two new exhibitions for 2022
A pair of exhibits that opened in January at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield may at first glance seem quite dissimilar.
The backgrounds of the artists, their media, and their subjects are vastly different, but on closer inspection, the work of the two not only complements each other, but shares some similarities. Each making their debut in a solo exhibition in a museum here, Milano Chow is Asian American and Duane Slick is Indigenous. The two artists create their art with a unique voice, born from heritages that are important elements of the American experience. One artist explores ideas of alienation through her architecture-centric works while the other skillfully balances modern abstraction with Native American mythology.