“After the Bath”, a new painting with collage by T.L. Solien continues the artist’s exploration of literary and metaphorical references. In a nod to Mary Cassatt, the work depicts a seemingly ordinary scene translated in Solien’s uncanny manner. The figures in this interior setting are composed of tightly arranged bold shapes and colors. Unsettling, the work invites the viewer to ponder the complicated aspects of domestic life. Is the woman regretful of the time she takes to care for her child, or is she inspired by being a mother? Clearly, art is a part of her life, but is it taking second stage? “After the Bath” is one of two new works by T.L. Solien the gallery will be exhibiting at Art Chicago, which takes place April 29th through May 2nd.