Susan Eley Fine Art

46 West 90th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10024

susie@remove.me @susaneleyfineart.com

www.susaneleyfineart.com

 

 

 

I paint on aluminum honeycomb panels, acrylic and on steel – the material is an integral component in the creative process. Successive layers of acrylic paint are applied, sanded, heated, and then reapplied to create the depth of the surface. Some surfaces are etched, and others are drilled. A final layer of wax and raw pigment pulls out the patina and richness of the layered colors.

My work is a series of studies and reflections on how pattern emerges from random events, how random events form memory, and how the passage of time shapes a life.

The work evokes the unknown or unknowable and draws on the ordering principles of mathematics and science to contemplate how order, sequence and memory are created from random or chaotic events.

About 40 Daily Drawings:
A highlight of the booth will be a grid of forty Daily Drawings, created as a sort of visual diary while on sabbatical in NYC in 2018. Each work on paper, rendered with acrylic and gold leaf, was a response to Hester’s immersion in New York’s art world during the busy spring season. Together, the cycle makes a powerful visual impact, as seemingly random patterns overlap between the 40 individual drawings.

Francie Hester
Vessel M
2019
Acrylic and wax on acrylic glass with mirror
36 in. diameter
Francie Hester
Convex #32
2019
Acrylic and wax on aluminum
29 in. diameter
Francie Hester
Convex #29
2018
Acrylic and wax on aluminum
29 in. diameter
Francie Hester
Vessel E
2018
Acrylic and wax on acrylic glass with mirror
22 in. diameter
Francie Hester
Vessel A
2018
Acrylic and wax on acrylic glass with mirror
22 in. diameter
Francie Hester
Intertwined J
2018
Acrylic and wax on aluminum panel
24 x 24 in.
Francie Hester
Strata 19 Set B
2018
Acrylic and wax on aluminum
72 x 25 in.
Francie Hester
Intertwined M
2019
Acrylic and wax on aluminum panel
50 x 42 in.
Francie Hester
Daily Drawing Series – 40 Days
2018
Acrylic paint and gold leaf on paper
106 x 138 in.