Michelle Hinebrook "Enveloped" & Doug Keyes "Collective Memory"

November 1, 2007 - January 5, 2008

Reception: Thursday, November 1, 6 - 8pm

Michelle Hinebrook

Michelle Hinebrook

EnvelopedNovember 1, 2007 - January 5, 2008


Press Release

Foley Gallery is pleased to announce the first New York solo exhibition of painter Michelle Hinebrook.

Michelle Hinebrook’s paintings explore the relationship between forms of the human body and geometric patterns associated with technology.
Moving between traditional studio practices and new media devices Hinebrook uses both digital processes and traditional painting tools to create her large abstract paintings. With the aid of imaging and scanning technologies Hinebrook maps the invisible interiors of the human body and contrasts them with polyhedral geometric shapes to create intricate and intersecting patterns. These new spatial structures are composed of warping grids over undulating organic surfaces that seem to both breathe and contract simultaneously.

Hinebrook’s line work is both hard-edged and painterly. Influenced by architecture, macro-microscopic pattern structures found in data and nature, computer graphics, cartography, and schematics these paintings are both structural and bodily portraits.

Michelle Hinebrook lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  She has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally. In 2005, Hinebrook graduated with an M.F.A. in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art.  Accompanying this exhibition will be a catalogue of recent works.

Doug Keyes
Collective Memory
November 1, 2007 - January 5, 2008

Foley Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by Seattle-based artist Doug Keyes.

With this new body of work Doug Keyes presents a series of luminescent and semi-figurative photographs. By layering multiple exposures on a single piece of film Keyes compresses entire books into single images. These portraits are abstract representations that visually intimate the accumulation of information over time.

The contrast between the white pages of each book set against the black background of the photographs makes each images seem to flutter like the constant turning of pages. As these haunting images are printed at the same size as their source material, they refuse sheer abstraction and retain the physical identity of books. Although no longer legible, each word and grammatical turn is still present in these new complex forms.

Doug Keyes lives and works in Seattle, Washington. He has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States. In 2007, Keyes won the Project Competition Juror’s Choice Award.

Gallery Hours:Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm