Fredericks & Freiser is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings and will work on paper by Jocelyn Hobbie. Considering that the mid-90s, Hobbie has painted the feminine figure with a heightened naturalism and an enhanced diploma of saturated coloration that reveals an uneasy relationship to realism and firmly roots these placing paintings in the age of post abstraction.
For this exhibition, Hobbie will show paintings on canvas and paper accomplished in excess of the previous handful of a long time. Echoing kinds as divergent as the expressive figuration of New Objectivity and the loaded, layered patterning of Ukiyo-e, Hobbie hones a official type in which neoclassical figures with lambent or emotionally obscure expressions are depicted amid boldly graphic garments and vivid floral options. Hobbie’s seamless, polished surfaces and dynamic compositions meld her topics amid pictorial environments brimming with painterly precision. The canvases and functions on paper have the elemental and thematic traits of portraiture, nonetheless the artificiality of Hobbie’s crystalized women avert psychological specificity in favor of ambiguity. The ambiance is mystical, sensual, and extremely feminine. Hobbie’s woman topics exist proudly with a nonchalance that synthesizes themes of abundance and natural beauty with an elegiac detachment from contemporary daily life.