Studio Visit with Zoe Charlton

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I stopped by Zoe’s studio on Friday, October 3 to check out her new drawings. She has a solo show opening this Thursday at Towson University and another opening in three weeks at Conner Contemporary in DC.

We looked at some new life-sized figure drawings… based on family members, and also a collaboration with her model. Zoe chooses to draw from life and finds her excellent local models on Craigslist.

We also looked at some smaller figurative works. These will be on display at Towson later in the week. I am always fascinated by the random objects in artist’s studios, their books, image sources, and ragged ‘to do’ lists. This studio did not disappoint.

The Charlton-Dulaney library

Tutus and other props for the models. This studio would also be a convenient spot to put together a last minute Halloween costume.

To do list? Actually this is a list of behaviors observed by the artist in Patterson Park.

I have to admit I am a wee bit jealous of Zoe’s golden paint and colored ink collection.

I loved all the faux hair props that Zoe uses from time to time, for even more theatricality in her models.

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