STILL LIFE (Kitchen Shots)
Visual artist and photographer Dana Hoey lives in the Hudson Valley and does so with enormous gusto. She gardens and tends to a stable of animals, including a donkey. This image, which departs radically from her known artwork that deals with the human physical form, is from her recent series of impromptu flirtations with traditional 15th-century Dutch still-life forms that she shot quickly in her kitchen. They are simple, rustic and evocative of the history of painting as well as the bounty of the season past. Hoey is represented by Petzel Gallery, New York, and has presented solo museum exhibits at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland, and the University Art Museum at the University at Albany.