Recent work by
November 16 - December 16, 2023
Opening reception with the artists
Thursday, December 16, 6–8 PM
John Molloy Gallery is pleased to present MUTABILITY, an exhibition of work by Carter Hodgkin, Drew Shiflett & Helen O'Leary, on view from November 16th to December 16th, 2023.
Each work accumulates, patches, and collages together different materials to find form. They present a range of processes to produce work in a gray zone that falls between painting, drawing, relief, and sculpture. Each artist puts a distinctive spin on shifting visual relationships constructing and de-constructing, to present highly individual and visually compelling pictorial narratives.
Shiflett’s collaged wall reliefs are the result of a cumulative process of drawing and layering to build linear, planar forms. Strips of paper and fabric are alternately glued together and drawn over with pencil and watercolor washes. Grids are employed as underlying structures to explore compressed space and translucent light.
O’Leary constructs a personal and idiomatic formal language based in simple materials and unglamorous gestures. Her artistic practice emerges from constant reassignment, dismantlement, and readjustment. She disassembles wooden structures of previous paintings and cuts them back to hand-built slabs of wood, glued and patched together, splashed with bits of paint and stapled again to linen.
Drew Shiflett’s work has been shown in the U.S and Europe. Awards include
fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the New York Foundation for the Arts (2), and a Mid Atlantic/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship. Her work has been highlighted in The New York Times, Art In America, The Wall Street Journal, and the Huffington Post. Her work appears in public and private collections, including the Guild Hall Museum, the Baltimore Art Museum, and the Islip Art Museum.
Carter Hodgkin has exhibited in the US, Europe and Asia. Awards include the Pollock Krasner Foundation, the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts (3). Her work appears in public and private collections including the Stanford University Art Collection, the ZKM Center for Art & Media (Germany), the Zimmerli Art Museum, the Basil Alkazzi Foundation, the U.S. Art in Embassies Program, and the Library of Congress.
Helen O’Leary has exhibited at galleries and museums in the US and Europe. Awards include the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship; the Pollock-Krasner awards (2); the Joan Mitchell Award; the Hennessy Purchase Award, Dublin; Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome. Her work appears in private and public collections including: Irish Museum of Modern Art, National Portrait Gallery, Ireland, Jobst Graeve collection, Ireland. Culturel Irlandais, Paris, Irish Arts Council, Irish Board of Works, Golden Arts Foundation, the Maine Museum of Art and the Florida Museum of Women Artists.