Anne Hoenig, Yellow Lamp, 2008.
Anne Hoenig’s cast of characters have inherited their attitudes from the Hollywood landscape of pulp novels and film noir. Her imagery is riddled with suspense positing few clues to let the viewer relax. The fractured scenes plead questions that are left to the subjectivity of the individual gaze.
Anne Hoenig, Overnight Case, 2008.
We are all shaped by Hollywood in some manner. It is a place where stories transform to myth. Likewise it is not difficult to conjure the image of a seedy Los Angeles motel as characters that we empathize with have stayed there. We’ve been there. Initial reaction to these paintings may uncover personal prejudice set by an external force.
Anne Hoenig, The Fire, 2008.
Hard Boiled Painting
27 June – 1 August 2009