Current Exhibition

"Savoring"

In observance of FotoFest Biennial 2020, Hooks-Epstein Galleries is proud to present photography-based works by Julie Brook Alexander. In her latest body of work, "Savoring", Alexander invites the viewer to relish creativity in nourishment. Alexander's passion for discovering visual relationships in her natural surroundings has led her to focus on the part of it that she experiences most often—food. For Alexander, this has opened the door to research on flavor harmonies and food combinations that, in a word, sing. In the same fashion that Julie Brook Alexander combines fresh produce, she layers medium format focus-stacked photographs of two primary ingredients. As the individual photographs blend together, visualizations, which entice the palate, emerge.
Exhibition Dates: 
Friday, May 22, 2020 to Saturday, August 1, 2020

cucumber and mint

cucumber and mint, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 1/7

asparagus and tomatoes

asparagus and tomatoes, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 1/7

artichoke and fennel

artichoke and fennel, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 1/7

grapefruit and avocado

grapefruit and avocado, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 1/7

brussel sprouts and...

brussel sprouts and pomegranate seeds, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 2/7

nectarine and radicchio

nectarine and radicchio, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 1/7

eggplant and garlic

eggplant and garlic, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 1/7

leeks and potatoes

leeks and potatoes, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 1/7

strawberries and rhubarb

strawberries and rhubarb, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 1/7

kale and oranges

kale and oranges, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 1/7

"Women of Wonder"

In observance of FotoFest Biennial 2020, Hooks-Epstein Galleries is proud to present photography-based works by Kathryn Dunlevie. Dunlevie’s "Women of Wonder" series is inspired by today’s hyper-abundance of visual information. Dunlevie treats the imagery from disparate sources as transmutable raw material, intermixing her own photographs with elements from popular, as well as historical sources. This imagery, which echoes the startling juxtapositions of contemporary visual culture and illustrates unexpected jumps through time and space, conjures up curious entities and atypical scenarios. Yet, as these diverse images converge and give rise to enigmatic situations, Kathryn Dunlevie’s pieces inspire its viewers to live a life of intrigue and go unabashedly wherever they choose.
Exhibition Dates: 
Friday, May 22, 2020 to Saturday, August 1, 2020

Ipanema

Ipanema, 2014, archival print on wood panel (from a handmade collage), 41 1/2 x 39 1/4"

Our Lady of the Harbor

Our Lady of the Harbor, 2015, archival print on wood panel (from a handmade collage), 39 x 53"

Khidr (study)

Khidr (study), 2015, archival print on wood panel (from a handmade collage), 22 x 20"

Hitchhiker's...

Hitchhiker's Guide to Kusadasi, 2020, archival print on wood panel (from a handmade collage), 52 x 39"

Tipping Point (study)

Tipping Point (study), 2015, archival print on wood panel (from a handmade collage), 28 x 21"

Ostara

Ostara, 2015, archival print on wood panel (from a handmade collage), 33 1/2 x 31"

Polis

Polis, 2020, archival print on wood panel (from a handmade collage), 57 x 33"

Daphne

Daphne, 2019, archival print on wood panel (from a handmade collage), 35 x 26 3/4"

Touching Down

Touching Down, 2020, archival print on wood panel (from a handmade collage), 70 3/4 x 47"

Cinderella

Cinderella, 2015, archival print on wood panel (from a handmade collage), 39 x 47 1/2"

"Masters of the Universe"

In observance of FotoFest Biennial 2020, Hooks-Epstein Galleries is proud to present photography-based works by Prince Varughese Thomas. "Masters of the Universe", by Prince Varughese Thomas, is an exhibition of portraits of top earning YouTube stars who are known as “content creators” with a substantial subscriber base earning them millions of dollars in income. The portraits that Thomas has created span the range from serious content creators who use their creativity to produce thoughtful and engaging material, to those that use their platform as a mode for absurdity or kitschy antics. Through the sea of fluff on YouTube, the platform has likewise given a voice to many of those marginalized or underrepresented communities who would not have had one otherwise. The portraits, which are appropriated from the Internet, are then integrated into famous paintings by Masters such as Rembrandt, David, or Goya, to humorously give gravitas to this cultural phenomenon.
Exhibition Dates: 
Friday, May 22, 2020 to Saturday, August 1, 2020

Portrait of Lilly Singh

Portrait of Lilly Singh, 2019, pigment print on Hahnemuhle photo rag, 20 x 20", ed. of 10

Portrait of Jeffree Star

Portrait of Jeffree Star, 2019, pigment print on Hahnemuhle photo rag, 20 x 20", ed. of 10

Portrait of Jenna Marbles

Portrait of Jenna Marbles, 2019, pigment print on Hahnemuhle photo rag, 20 x 20", ed. of 10

Portrait of Logan Paul

Portrait of Logan Paul, 2019, pigment print on Hahnemuhle photo rag, 20 x 20", ed. of 10

Portrait of Liza Koshy

Portrait of Liza Koshy, 2019, pigment print on Hahnemuhle photo rag, 20 x 20", ed. of 10

Portrait of PewDiePie

Portrait of PewDiePie, 2019, pigment print on Hahnemuhle photo rag, 20 x 20", ed. of 10

Portrait of Tana Mongeau

Portrait of Tana Mongeau, 2019, pigment print on Hahnemuhle photo rag, 20 x 20", ed. of 10

Portrait of Markiplier

Markiplier, 2019, pigment print on Hahnemuhle photo rag, 20 x 20", ed. of 10