oil on canvas
18 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches
"Faustroll Landscape," presenting portraits and landscapes from the 1980s by Thomas Chimes, was the third exhibition at the Locks Gallery documenting this artist's work from successive decades. Fourteen oil paintings on canvas--five portraits and nine landscapes--charted the course from the dark, sepia-toned portraits with which he ended the 1970s to the "white" paintings of the late 1980s. The show, titled by Chimes after his painting Faustroll/Landscape (1988), refers to Dr. Faustroll (Alfred Jarry's alter ego, whom Chimes has appropriated) taking a symbolic bicycle ride through Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, an odyssey of myth and memory.