Jim Richard

Jim Richard expresses his ambivalence towards the pursuit of the American Dream in his continuing series of meticulous paintings of lavishly decorated rooms displaying obtrusive, large-scale modern sculpture. In these new works, the interiors have become richer and more lavish in their professionally “decorated to death” style. The overdone display of crystal chandeliers, antique furniture and tapestries decidedly clash with the conspicuously placed modern sculpture, making an ironic commentary on the trappings of middle class life.