Susan Eley Fine Art was founded in the spring of 2006 by Susan Eisner Eley as a salon-style gallery. Situated in an Upper West Side townhouse in Manhattan, the Gallery offers an intimate viewing experience, contrary to the more formal presentations of art in typical white box galleries. Eley opened the Gallery to attract a new, untapped audience for contemporary art and to provide regular gallerygoers with a fresh, alternative way to enjoy art.

The Gallery focuses on contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists, who work in a range of media, from paint to photography to sculpture and print. Solo and group exhibitions showcase abstract and figurative work from a diverse body of artists from the US, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Gallery artists are dynamic, active professionals, who produce strong bodies of work that constantly shift and evolve.


Francie Hester, Vessel B-20, 2020, Acrylic paint and wax on acrylic glass, 36" diameter

The introduction of plexiglass as a medium further allowed Francie Hester to push the limits of transparency and layering. Acrylic glass provides an appropriate surface for her rigorous practice of applying paint, sanding, layering and reapplying paint. Each textured surface reveals the hidden layers of paint that came before. As if producing a textile, the artist seems to have found a way to weave color, pushing and pulling it through an entire painting, looking for the confluence of disparate elements and finding fluid rhythm and visual harmony.

"My work over the past decade has explored the sequencing of time – how seemingly random or disjointed events form patterns that crystallize time. The gentle arc of the Vessels creates a space for reflection, contemplation, healing and remembering. Thought, time and memory come together as a collective."

Price: 11,000 USD

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