Cody McLouth depicts with reverence and romanticism the neon-lit nights of anywhere, Midwest.  For his second exhibition with Sager Braudis Gallery, the artist has dialed in his subject matter, focusing on the carnival.  Notably absent of figures, the oil paintings evoke an eerie solitude.  McLouth emphasizes atmosphere and mood with light saturation, and each painting’s spacial context allows the viewer to inject themselves into the work as surrogate figure. The intimately diminutive paintings are at once approachable yet esoteric, dark yet colorful, nostalgic yet uplifting, and the work maintains a refreshingly unique perspective of the heartland that can, above all, be felt.   


2015 Spring Exhibit