An exhibition of new paintings by Birmingham based artist Graham Chorlton. Chorlton's work has often been based around images of the city, and this new exhibition looks at the suburbs which make up a large part of our cities and towns. Often overlooked or even dismissed as places where nothing happens, the reverse is true; this can be the location for dreaming, desire and imagination to grow.
Designed from the early 20th century onwards, suburbs were meant to be living places, somewhere between the urban and the rural, with space, light and breathing space. In fact, they occupy neither of these territories but rather a strange, constructed space of their own.
The exhibition will take the viewer on a journey through suburban streets, glimpsing or imagining lives lived within them.
Image: Suburb, Graham Chorlton