The Cyclothymic Forest, 2005
(detail: right panel), acrylic and oil on wood panel,
48 x 192 inches
Elizabeth Huey, who studied at the New York Studio School and received her M.F.A. from Yale in 2002, paints dream-like narratives of emblematic characters in psychological scenarios and ubiquitous landscape settings. Heroines, a dominatrix, bystanders, and angels share a mythological forest as electronic devices constantly monitor. The innocence of nature and the nature of innocence are interrupted by the architecture of social control and the presence of a home, a church or an institution stationed nearby.
Often patterned after allegorical religious paintings, her pluralistic players are seemingly positioned in some timeless existential theater of the absurd, where fiction meets reality, good meets evil, and power is juxtaposed to vulnerability. Huey's paintings are highly personal explorations in which she proposes that the external is perhaps best seen by looking inward.
Exhibition: April 14 - May 28, 2005
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