Sadie Chandler’s iconography includes paintings and wall installations that use irreverent and child-like imagery blended with references to formalism, minimalism and art history. Made with heavy outlines and elemental forms that appear humorous and decorative, these works are inspired by memories of toys and cartoons.

The results are maximal-minimal works that are either singularly iconic or made of a multitude of parts that cover entire walls. It is never entirely clear whether these works are shallow arrangements of girly trifles or a nuanced critique of art, institutions and gender codes. Her works are serious, silly, sophisticated and elegant all at the same time.