Redefine at SEFA-Hudson

by | May 10, 2021

Susan Eley Fine Art is delighted to announce the exhibition Redefine, featuring new paintings, sculpture and works on paper by Francie Hester. Redefine marks SEFA’s first solo exhibition in their Hudson location. Hester, based in Silver Spring, MD, is a long-time artist with SEFA. She has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions with the gallery, as well at art fairs in Miami, New York, Silicon Valley, Toronto and most recently, in our solo booth at VOLTA NY 2020.

The past year, Hester has been working not only on her beloved and familiar series — Convex, Vessels and Strata—but also new 3D sculptural objects titled Renewal and Clusters. The exhibition also includes Crossing Lines, a series created in collaboration with Hester’s longtime studio mate, interdisciplinary artist Lisa Hill. Created during the unprecedented global conditions endured since the beginning of
2020—straddling both the sociopolitical and personal realms—Hester’s latest series are a meditation on both her personal and our collective pasts. Throughout her works, Hester consistently acknowledges the seemingly opposing forces that build our daily lives—creating an atmosphere abounding with both elegy and rejuvenation.

This is a time that has forced us to redefine. Redefine how we live, how we interact, how we see, what we value. The Redefine series reflects on that process of redefinition. It is an exploration of our sense of space and the changing pathways of interaction and interconnection.

The exhibition also includes Crossing Lines, a series created in collaboration with interdisciplinary artist Lisa Hill. This series draws on the literal and figurative uses of the word “line” – bloodlines, headlines, lines of civic boundaries, lines of individual identity and lines that are emotional, spiritual and physical.

— Francie Hester


To learn more about the gallery & the visiting hours & protocols please visit www.susaneleyfineart.com.
The exhibition closes June 6, 2021.