Winter Street Studios
2101 Winter Street
Houston, TX 77007
6:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
Schrödinger's Parlor – An exhibit of new paintings by Lindsay Peyton. Artist reception slated for Saturday, Oct. 12.What does a paradox involving the life and death of a cat have to do with oil paint on canvas? A lot, according to Houston artist Lindsay Peyton.“Schrödinger's cat” is a classic “thought experiment,” devised by physicist Erwin Schrödinger, Peyton explained. “In this elaborate scenario, a cat appears both alive and dead in a sense,” she said. “The experiment questions the difference between observation and reality and our ability to perceive what is really happening.”For Peyton, the idea of two opposing, yet connect realities sparked her imagination. “I wanted to paint something that appears real and familiar when first observed yet, also develops a sense that there is another reality that exists in the piece that is not immediately apparent.”Also, the poor cat itself – trapped between two states of being – inspired the artist.“Canvases are like that – they are both alive with movement, color and light on one hand and, on the other, dead and still – just a piece of canvas in a frame,” Peyton said. “The challenge as an artist is to reveal the potential life and energy that exists in a blank canvas, yet, at the same time, come to terms with the fact that the finished piece will always be limited to two-dimensions.”The resulting paintings are colorful, seemingly ordinary interiors that, upon closer inspection, often are not complete or have elements that are juxtaposed.“I intentionally leave something amiss in the rooms,” Peyton said. “I want the images to be something a view can spend time exploring, that can change with further inspection.”The show will be on display during an artist reception scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Winter Street Studios Gallery, upstairs at 2101 Winter Street in Houston, 77007. The public is encouraged to meet the artist during the reception.The exhibition, “Schrödinger's Parlor,” will be on display for one night only.For more information about the event or works included, contact Cadence Enterprise at 281-636-1361 or Lindsay@cadenceenterprise.com. For more information about the artist, visit www.lindsaypeyton.com.