Elizabeth Huey: Source Tuesday, October 24th - Friday, November 17th 2017 Eastern Star Gallery at The Archer School for Girls
The Eastern Star Gallery is pleased to present Source, an exhibition of painting, collage and sculpture, by artist Elizabeth Huey. An avid collector of photographs (found prints and her own snapshots), Huey uses her archive as source material to delve into the complexities of her subjects. Her work is a reflection on a broad spectrum of quandaries surrounding humanity and healing. It 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. A painting that shares the exhibition’s title, is inspired by the story of Father Yod, the founder of the Source Family, a controversial cult attracting runaway women, and supported by the earnings of the LA health food restaurant, The Source. For this exhibition, Huey has created work that examines the role of widowed women in Archer’s Freemason history, and the maypole (a symbol of fertility), highlighting her interest in the acknowledgement of unknown histories and the accomplishments of women.
Raised in Virginia, Elizabeth Huey currently lives and works in Los Angeles, after fifteen years in New York City. She earned her MFA in Painting from Yale University (2002), and holds a BA in Psychology from Mount Vernon College (now George Washington University) in Washington, D.C. (1992). She 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 is the recipient of the Terra Foundation of American Art Fellowship and Residency in Giverny, France (2001); the John Hopkins University Artist Travel Fellowship to Bologna, Italy (2006); the Artist Research Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution (2008); and most recently, the Alma B.C. Schapiro Artist Residency at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY (2014). Huey has exhibited both nationally and internationally and her paintings are held in collections such as the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia.