Todd Hebert and Jennifer Nehrbass Unveil Fresh Bodies of Work in Solo Exhibitions
July 11 until August 15, 2009
Artists’ reception for both solo exhibitions is Saturday, July 11, 5 -7 p.m.
“City and Country” is an exhibition of nine new paintings by acclaimed artist Todd Hebert. In this new series of works, Hebert shifts his focus from the large-scale close-up to long perspectives on smaller canvases. This playing with expected scale produces intimate and captivating works that entrance the viewer with the deft precision of their small details. Hebert embraces the label of “photorealistic Travel Tea Sets
DomiTeasurrealism” that his past work has earned, yet produces something that is altogether subtler and quieter, these new ovals and extended landscapes depicting snowmen, steam trains and dilapidated signs all shrouded in darkness. Still his work retains the same anthropomorphic quality, these inanimate objects encompassing the universal loneliness of night, speaking of isolation, decay and desolation. The iconography Hebert employs suggesting inevitable impermanence, his canvases capturing a fleeting moment just before a firework, a holiday or a season passes and is forgotten.