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Halsey McKay Gallery | Sheree Hovsepian: Musing
Halsey McKay is pleased to present here Sheree Hovsepian’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.
About the Exhibition
Through varying processes of additive and subtractive layering, Sheree Hovsepian’s inventive approach to drawing, photography, and collage emphasize the performative and bodily implications of line and shape. In her newest assemblages, Hovsepian combines silver gelatin photographs and photograms married with fragments of ceramic, string, textiles, and wood. The prominent inclusion of clay makes a connection between photography and ceramics, both made by impressions (of light or of the hand) and with the use of chemistry and machine. The string drawings above and below the images evoke new-age craft, as lengths of string resemble rays of celestial light, beaming down on a compositions of earthly bodies.
About the Artist: Sheree Hovsepian
Sheree Hovsepian (b. 1974) earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions have been organized by Team Bungalow, Los Angeles (with Paul Mpagi Sepuya, 2019), Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago (2018), and Higher Pictures (2017). Recent group exhibitions include Seductive Reduction, CHART Gallery, New York (2019); Material Gestures, Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago (2019); and Where Do We Stand?, The Drawing Center, New York (2017). Hovsepian’s work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bronx Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Everson Museum, among others. She lives and works in New York City.
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