THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS // FREIGHT + VOLUME

The Secret Life of Plants
Opening reception Saturday, July 8th, 7pm - 10pm
July 8th – September 3rd, 2017 at Freight+Volume

Freight+Volume is very excited to announce The Secret Life of Plants, a summer group exhibition co-curated by Jennifer Coates and Nick Lawrence. The works in this exhibition explore the relationship between plants, humans, and the psychology behind their interactions.

ORO EN PAZ // BBQLA

ORO EN PAZ
GROUP EXHIBITION: BBQLA
Opening reception: May 27, 2017, 8pm-midnight
May 27 - June 17, 2017
 

AND YET IT MOVES // HARPER'S BOOKS

AND YET IT MOVES
SOLO EXHIBITION HARPER'S BOOKS
May 27 —  June 22
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 27, 6-8pm

Opening on May 27, 2017, Harper’s Books is pleased to announce And Yet It Moves, a new suite of paintings by Los Angeles based artist Elizabeth Huey. A reception attended by the artist will be held from 6-8pm. The show will remain on view through June 22.

In her second solo exhibition with the gallery, Huey continues to reflect on a broad spectrum of quandaries surrounding humanity, focusing specifically on key historical figures and monumental events. For Huey, portraiture is much more than a singular depiction of one being; it is comprised of complex lived truths affected by landscape, architecture, circumstantial histories and interpersonal relationships. Born from a substratum of abstract expressive paint, the figural elements of Huey’s work hail from a multiplicity of styles and eras.

In a description of her work she states, “Painting is a conversation where there are always more questions than answers”. Night is Deaf and the Morning Remembers envisions Alexander Graham Bell amidst a fractured Victorian home flanked by several colorful tetrahedrons and a spectral figure joyfully strumming a guitar. What role did Bell’s deaf mother play in the invention of the telephone? In Something More, Ernest Just rests prominently in a hotel lobby encircled by a cast of indifferent characters against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Did Just’s fight for equality influence his discovery of the ectoplasm? In The Howl, Hedy Lamarr wails in angst and empowerment shadowed by a clique of male executives. Was society’s emphasis of her starlet stature over her scientific mind a fueling factor in her founding of cellular communication? 

Panoramic in its intricacies, each painting reflects a Proustian moment of malleable time—past, present and future, melding interior and exterior universes. This duality is prominently evidenced in Windows (Arpanet) where the bubbling atmosphere and palm trees nestle against the structural depiction of technology. A nod to multiple windows: the view outside, the computer screen and the painting itself, Huey candidly explores the four quadrants of Johari’s window. Elizabeth Huey's degree in psychology and her continual research and participation in its field, help to illuminate this interplay of trauma and the miraculous. 

An avid collector of photographs (found prints, googled source images and her own snapshots), Huey uses her archive to delve into the complexities of her subjects. After Galileo was arrested for heresy, he scribbled 'And Yet It Moves' on his cell wall, and so it does, and even in our less conscious moments, so do we. Elizabeth Huey reveals the totemic power of imagery. Immersion in these scenic allegories conjures a renewed sense of optimism—a stalwart suggestion that there might be something more in all of us.

Before earning an MFA from Yale University (2002), Huey obtained a BA in Psychology from George Washington University (1993) and studied painting at both the Marchutz School in Aix-en-Provence, France and the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in Manhattan. She was awarded the Terra Foundation Fellowship and Residency (2001) in Giverny, France, the Johns Hopkins University Artist Travel Fellowship (2006) to Bologna, Italy, and the Artist Research Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution (2008) in Washington D.C.  Most recently, she completed the Alma B.C. Schapiro Artist Residency at Yaddo (2014) in Saratoga Springs, NY, and the Soho House Artist Residency (2016) in Miami, Florida. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally.

For further information, including a price list, please contact the gallery at 631-324-1131, or mail@harpersbooks.com

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HYPERALLERGIC REVIEW

Landscape Art that Depicts More Than Nature by Daniel Gerwin in HYPERALLERGIC on April 5, 2017

"Soon Means Soon (Eames) (2017), eight feet wide and nearly as tall, showcasing Huey as a terrific colorist. A dreamlike scene is framed by two buildings, one at the left edge and one at the right. The left building is decidedly pre-modern architecture, with similar houses off in the distance behind. The right-hand structure is mostly glass, following the Eames approach of simplicity and integration with nature, while inside are some figures and a very primitive computer. The buildings embody two opposing philosophies of our relationship to the world: dominance versus coexistence."

Click here to read more.

 

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PSYCHONAUTICS // CES GALLERY

PSYCHONAUTICS
GROUP EXHIBITION: CES GALLERY
Opening reception: March 18, 2017, 7-9pm
March 18 - April 16, 2017

"The mind is a landscape and psychonauts are sailors of the soul. We surf the wave of the transpersonal human condition. We crave a scientistic spirituality. We disassociate to dissect ourselves. With insight and intuition, we observe. The artists in Psychonautics create landscapes as a means to realize psychological space, deconstructing politicized environments and terrains."

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MULTIVERSE: STORIES OF THIS WORLD AND BEYOND // KEMPER MUSEUM

HEARTBURN // BBQLA

HEARTBURN
GROUP EXHIBITION : BBQLA
Curated by Lauren Quin
Opening reception: January 20, 2017, 8pm-12am

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WE THE PEOPLE // WERKARTZ

WE THE PEOPLE
GROUP EXHIBITION : LOS ANGELES
Curated by Austyn Weiner
Opening reception: December 10, 2016, 6-8pm

INTERVIEW WITH SLATE MAGAZINE

HOW A PAINTER FELL IN LOVE WITH PHOTOGRAPHY

Interview with David Rosenberg for Slate Magazine. Click HERE to read the article. 

LITTLE BROWN MUSHROOM RESIDENCY

Teaching Residency with Alec Soth of Little Brown Mushroom and Winnebago Workshops - a mobile classroom that puts artists with teens to create multimedia stories.

Click HERE to read more about the project.

PAINTERS ON PAINTING

Contribution to PAINTERS ON PAINTING, a site for artists to discuss their favorite works. 
Click HERE to read my thoughts on Fra Angelico's Perugia Altarpiece. 

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INTERVIEW WITH IMPAKTER

Interview with Brenin Watts for Impakter. Click HERE to read more.

"AN AMALGAMATION OF VARYING ELEMENTS - A LOOK INTO THE INSPIRATIONS OF PAINTER ELIZABETH HUEY"

LOOK3 FESTIVAL OF THE PHOTOGRAPH

LOOK3 FESTIVAL 2015 : CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Featuring a line-up of internationally renowned artists, curated by Kathy Ryan and Scott Thode.

June 10 - 13, 2015

LOOK3 will transform historic Charlottesville into a dynamic, immersive art space with world-class exhibitions, talks, projections, events, and workshops. Elizabeth Huey's photographs and paintings will be a part of WORKS, the much-anticipated outdoor projection event in the heart of the LOOK3 Festival. Showcasing the most vital and innovative photography projects today, WORKS takes place on Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm in The Charlottesville Pavillion. Enjoy exceptional visual essays each evening that represent a dynamic cross-section of international work from photojournalism to fine art, and from both established and emerging photographers.

For more information or to purchase tickets click HERE