"Heading Home" Exhibition

Susan Eley Fine Art

poster for "Heading Home" Exhibition

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This group exhibition of some two dozen works includes exteriors of houses and symbols of the home in the form of images incorporating family members, furniture, household objects, plants and intimate still life compositions.

The artists surprise us with their eclectic views and unexpected use of scale, compelling us to rethink our notion of home as not only a place of comfort and solace to which we retreat each day, but also home in the classic fairytale sense, where there may be an evil stepmother or a witch lurking inside, instilling uncertainty, loneliness and even a fear of death.

Highlights include Pundyk's "Grand Trianon" a watery landscape with two elegant Versailles style chairs, reflecting the opulence of the French palace, Isherwood's colorful, fragmented structures built from layers of paint, collaged and textured; and Jenkins' romantic Hopper-esque interiors, glimpsed through portals and windows.

Among the photographs are Lopez's Brooklyn townhouse façade with French doors, hidden behind menacing security gates, and Monastra's "Twilight," featuring a seemingly overgrown figure crouched in an upper window of a warmly lit, diminutive country home.

"Heading Home" has a particular relevance at the moment as the nation faces an economic downturn. People are finding themselves at home not by choice, but by circumstance, as unemployment rates rise. Home is also a place of ruin for some as they face foreclosure and are forced to move. Yet, home in the home sweet home sense will always be a beloved person or a space where we feel most at ease and can be our freest and most creative selves.



from July 08, 2009 to September 13, 2009

Opening Reception on 2009-07-08 from 18:00 to 20:00

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