From our friends at Les Yeux du Monde:
In one of the darkest months of the year, Ellen Hathaway: Epiphanies resonates color, energy and vibrancy on the walls of Les Yeux du Monde Gallery. Having shown in group exhibitions with Les Yeux du Monde since 2007, Hathaway’s Epiphanies is her first solo exhibition at the gallery featuring 45 acrylic paintings, the smallest at 10 inches to the largest at 4 feet. The portrait-like paintings of flowers, each unique, impart a larger message of life cycles and hope captured in such titles as Womb, Retiring, Playing with Fire and Euphoria. Executing a technique incorporating myriad layers of acrylic paint and clear glazes to increase opulence and depth, the artist is as concerned with process as imagery. The flowers are not botanical studies in precision and accuracy, rather expressive, emotive through color and gesture.
Hathaway paints in her Keswick studio and shows her paintings from Manchester, New Hampshire to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is preparing for a solo exhibition in North Carolina in March. Her work has been on exhibit at The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and is part of Martha Jefferson Hospital’s permanent collection.
Epiphanies opened with a Thursday, January 5th preview with a talk by the artist followed two nights later by a reception; both events were well-attended. This exhibit will be on view at Les Yeux du Monde through February 12, Thursdays through Saturday, 1 until 5 pm, or by appointment. On Wednesday, January 25th the gallery will host a “Lunch with the Artist” at noon, call 434-973-5566 for reservations, cost $12 or free to Collector’s Club members. Les Yeux du Monde is located at 841 Wolf Trap Road in Charlottesville, VA.
For more information on the artist and her work go to www.ellenhathaway.com or visit Lesyexdumonde.com.
LYDM Gallery owner and director Lyn Warren can be reached via email at LesYeuxLBR@aol.com, or phone the gallery: 434-973-5566 or mobile: 434-882-2620. Ellen Hathaway can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 434-981-3589