DEAR HUMANS, a new solo exhibition by French artist Evelyne Huet will be on view at the Atlantic Gallery in New York from March 12-30, 2019. There will be an opening reception on March 14, 2019, 6-8pm.
The 21 digital paintings in DEAR HUMANS explore the complexity of human emotions, imagining both their genesis and their evolution. Painting on a screen using her fingertips, Huet simplifies the lines and shapes of bodies, often just the face, to the extreme, searching to discover feelings such as happiness, fear, and pain, as well as more universal expressions of religions, myths, and history. Through layers of color, she builds complex images that reflect the multitude of experiences which make up the universal human condition.
Huet’s training as a mathematician informs her creative practice. “I chose to study this discipline for its infinitely dreamlike dimension”, she explains. Her expertise emerges in her study of the human form, which she reduces to its most basic elements. This is mirrored in the refined palette, which is simplified to minimal colors so as to allow her to focus on the expression of emotion.
Huet’s approach is similar to automatic drawing: her subjects seem to appear of their own accord. The figures that emerge are often those who are familiar in our collective history, such as the Holy Family, especially Mary and Jesus of Nazareth. The raw outlines of faces and figures are also reminiscent of primitive art, recalling Huet’s studies in the field of anthropology.
The digital images are printed in Brussels with a Diasec® finish, in limited editions of three, signed and numbered.
About Evelyne Huet
Evelyne Huet is a French artist who lives and works in Paris. She is a mathematician by training, who taught for many years at Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne and then Université Paris 7 - Denis Diderot. Huet also studied fine art at the famous atelier La Grande Chaumière in Montparnasse, Paris. Recently, she was made a Sociétaire of the Salon d’Automne. As a member of the OpenArtCode group of international artists, her work is regularly shown in solo and group exhibitions around the world, including in Japan, Spain, China, Italy, Monaco, Canada, and the United States.
About Atlantic Gallery
Founded by painters and printmakers in 1974, Atlantic Gallery migrated from Brooklyn to SoHo in 1979, to Chelsea in 2007, and to its current location in the Landmark Arts Building at 548 West 28th Street in 2012. Atlantic Gallery represents a select group of artists, who jointly own and manage the gallery. Rotating exhibitions feature the work of the gallery’s member artists, as well as the work of other artists. Atlantic Gallery is committed to supporting creative autonomy and excellence. Its innovative programs create a forum where both participating artists and the public provide mutual challenge, support and inspiration.
Opening reception: Thursday, March 14, 2019 6-8pm
Dates: March 12-30, 2019,
Location: Atlantic Gallery, 548 W 28th Street, Suite 540 New York, NY 10001
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12–6pm.