Details:

This painting depicts the preparation for a vacation, featuring many of the artist’s treasured objects carefully selected and placed around the room, waiting to be packed.
Unframed

① Artwork:

Packing for Vacation

This painting depicts the preparation for a vacation, featuring many of the artist’s treasured objects carefully selected and placed around the room, waiting to be packed. Alluding to Henri Matisse’s Red Studio (1911), Shindler instead creates a room centered around rest and relaxation rather than labor.

Polly Shindler creates the living spaces in her paintings from her imagination as well as real and digital imagery. Drawn from a deep desire for solitude and retreat, Shindler stacks her artworks with colors, patterns, and textures that reference the history of art and architecture as she explores ideas surrounding the value of personal space.

Specs:

16 inches
20 inches

③ Artist:

Polly Shindler

Polly Shindler creates the living spaces in her paintings from a combination of her imagination and sourced imagery. Drawn from a deep desire for solitude and retreat, Shindler stacks her artworks with colors, patterns, and textures that reference the history of art and architecture, from a Louis XIV-style settee to a Jasper Johns painting. More recently, she has added the influence of outdoor views to her intimate rooms as she continues exploring ideas surrounding the value of personal space, an interest in location and the idiosyncrasies of place.

Polly Shindler:
Packing for Vacation, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
20.0 × 16.0 inches /