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Hope Atherton

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Cotton, 2006 Oil on Linen 72 X 64 Inches © Fredrik Nilsen 2007
Atherton_butcher
Butcher, 2007 Oil on Linen 87 X 65 Inches © Fredrik Nilsen 2007
Atherton_dolorsa
Via Dolorosa, 2007 Oil on Linen 84 X 48 Inches © Fredrik Nilsen 2007
Atherton_dye
Dye, 2006 Oil on Linen 26 X 30 Inches © Fredrik Nilsen 2007
Atherton_madonna
Madonna in Dark Glass, 2006 Acrylic on Linen 58 X 46 Inches © Fredrik Nilsen 2007
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Mexico City, 2007 Oil on Linen 68 X 50 Inches © Fredrik Nilsen 2007
Atherton_mirror
Mirror, 2006 Oil on Linen 84 X 42 Inches © Fredrik Nilsen 2007
Atherton_monkey_house
Monkey House, 2007 Oil on Linen 80 X 64 Inches © Fredrik Nilsen 2007
Atherton_nocturnal
Nocturnal, 2007 Oil on Linen 64 X 72 Inches © Fredrik Nilsen 2007
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Untitled, 2006 Oil on Linen 26 X 20 Inches © Fredrik Nilsen 2007
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Untitled , 2006 Oil on Linen 30 X 26 Inches © Fredrik Nilsen 2007
Atherton_werner
Werner Herzog, Kawait, 2007 Oil on Linen 36 X 50 Inches © Fredrik Nilsen 2007
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No More Than This, 2007 Oil on Linen 48 X 78 Inches © Fredrik Nilsen 2007
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Danced For Any Celebration, 2008 © Courtesy of the artist and Bortolami Gallery
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Stone (Yellow) , 2012 Glazed Ceramic 10 X 5.5 X 5 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and Marc Selwyn Fine Art
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Warrenton, VA
Schools
RISD (Rhode Island School of Design)
Tags
photography, hope-atherton, shaman
Statement
 
For her second solo exhibition at Patrick Painter, Inc. Hope Atherton
presents an ensemble of new paintings infused with atmospheric
substance and the melancholic sense of an eerie, other-wordly fantasy.

Atherton creates a very private universe inspired by intense emotion
and ancient objects; a universe that gives new meaning to the Renaissance
 idea of painting offering a "window into space".  It could be claimed as well
that Atherton's work opens a window into the soul.  Among many other
sources, it is inspired by early photographic experiments with the occult. 
In her paintings, phantom evocations are delicately nestled in the interior
heart of luscious, abstract environments.

The palette of color plays on density with intense colors contrasting against
deep tones to better create a mysterious realm that swallows the viewer
into a hypnotic trance.                                                                                        

Atherton creates a dreamlike world inspired equally by a childhood immersion
in Fantasy Pop culture and a rural nature encountered daily while growing up on
a small farm in Virginia. Her latest paintings are, in her own words, inspired by
specific, layered moments observed from journeys, conveying a melancholic
atmosphere, and a sense of fleeting moments in time.

 


biography


Born 1974, Warrenton, Virginia  

1997 BFA Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2007    Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, 3 March - 15 April 2007

2006    Bortolami Dayan, New York

2004    Patrick Painter inc., Santa Monica, 3 Apriil - 8 May 2004

2002    Shrine, Sperone Westwater, New York, 12 September - 26 October 2002


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

2006    Clarissa Dalrymple's Exhibition of Young Artists to Benefit the Foundations for Contemporary
             Arts,
Bortolami Dayan, New York, 16 February - 25 February 2006

2005    Hanging by a Thread, The Moore Space, miami, Florida, 8 September - 1 November 2005

             Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, 13 March - 22 September 2005

             Almost, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, 20 January - 26 February 2005

2003    Druid: Wood as a Superconductor, Space 101, New York, 12 September - 25 October 2003

              Lines of Engagement, Sperone Westwater, New York, 1 June - 31 July 2003

2002    American Bricolage, Sperone Westwater, New York, 2 November - 22 December 2002

2001    Heroine, Dee/Glasoe, New York, 12 July - 17 August 2001

              Peaks, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, 8 February - 3 March 2001

2000    Wine, Women, And Wheels, White Rooms, White Columns, New York, 2 December 2000 - 21 January 2000

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