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"Abyss, Abbess, Abet": Emily Auchincloss at Kent Place Gallery

The Kent Place Gallery will present an exhibition of art by Emily Auchincloss from Monday, September 12 through Friday, October 7, 2011. There will be a reception for the artist from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30.

Auchincloss’s exhibition will comprise several powerful large-scale oil paintings and a number of smaller works, all recent. Her subject is the poetically shifting and inherently unstable ways we see and know. Her thoughtful abstractions are both pointedly specific and deliberately askew.

“There are open paintings and there are closed paintings and I find myself hungry to make the kind of work where the door is left open a crack. And so the paintings become a repository of moments when symbols and gestures come into being, and when they fall apart,” said Auchincloss about her work.
“The title of the show, ‘Abyss, Abbess, Abet,’ is descriptive as the three words of the title have an alliterative relationship; they also have a poetic relationship between their meanings, a certain rhythmic hiccupping when spoken and a further branching of meanings when considered singularly. The work is meant to function in similar territory.”

Auchincloss’s paintings expressively pull apart and reconstruct a syntax of image, symbol and space in their relational webs. They are also satisfyingly painterly. Their surfaces hold exciting passages of layering, brush-marked textures and the lushness of oil color against color.

Gallery Director Ken Weathersby said of Auchincloss’s art, “There is a sense of a mind at work in these paintings - a sense of seeing connections and possibilities being thought out and then re-thought on the canvas. It seems both a mental process and a sensory one. I think I am seeing a plan in action, but also the unfolding of ad hoc responses to what the artist finds emerging on the canvas.”

Auchincloss continues, “Lines and forms are begun with a ‘what if’ and carried out before head catches up to hand. In that process patterns reveal themselves. Rhyming shapes and sequences begin hinted narratives…”

The artist is a recent graduate of the MFA program at Pratt Institute. Her work has previously been included in group exhibitions at Samson Projects in Boston, at Steuben South Gallery and Hunter College Times Square Gallery, both in New York City, and at Ed Winkelman Gallery/SEVEN Miami art fair.

Kent Place Gallery is on the campus of Kent Place School, 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information call (908) 273-0900, or visit

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