Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Prudential Douglas Elliman
216 Main Street, Route 27
Amagansett, NY 11937
May 1-31, 2008
Opening Reception Saturday, May 3, 2008, 6-8 PM
#1 with a bullet
Employing such materials as lipstick, nail polish, eye shadow and marine paint, Eileen Hickey-Hulme’s paintings question and disrupt the viewer’s understanding and experience of a painting. Although Hickey-Hulme’s work does not always involve paint on canvas, it continually reflects upon the fundamental questions concerning painting today, including authenticity, hierarchy, meaning and context.
Her work at Prudential Douglas Elliman May 1-31 is full of danger and beauty, rigor and warmth in a gorgeous, gripping, free wheeling somersault through Walt Disney, James Bond, Rose Catalogues, Parade Floats, Hollywood Movies, Holy Cards, Pop, Minimal, Abstract Expressionist and Feminist Art, combined with lush, visceral materials to stamp heraldic icons of power and radiance, strength and fragility.
Pearlescent, flattened space and abstracted, radiant images of 17th century Persian Carpets and 20th Century painting and photography combine and reflect images of vulnerability and longing, surrender and passion, control and abandon in each one of her works.
“I want to paint things that are seen, but not seen.”
Love Is All We Need
Prudential Douglas Elliman is open from 9-5, 7 days a week.