SOREN HOPE: FIVE PAINTINGS
September 15 - October 14, 2018
Open Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6pm
and Fridays and Mondays by appointment
The Arts Center at Duck Creek is pleased to host the final exhibition of our 2018 inaugural season. We began our season with an exhibition of works painted by Cile Downs, a ninety-one year old passionate Abstract Expressionist, who has painted in and around Accabonac Harbor for over five decades. We end our season with Soren Hope, a twenty-five year old figurative painter whose work focuses on the human body engaged in spaces that draw from the Accabonac landscape.
Born and raised on Long Island, Soren Hope is a painter currently living and working in Brooklyn. She draws influence from the bodies of water and human bodies of the East End. ‘Five Paintings’ is composed of a body of work made in 2018. In these recent paintings, Soren is interested in the shape of bodies negotiating perceived danger and loss, both benign and grand. These paintings embody dissonance between myopic tasks and the scale of the sublime. In the narratives depicted, the figures act as antibodies in their attempts to thwart impending or present threat.
Soren graduated from Carleton college in 2015. She received a fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center in 2016. She has shown work at Guild Hall, Malia Mills Winter Salon, and the Springs Invitational, as well as two group shows in New York. “Five Paintings” is Soren’s first solo exhibition.
The Arts Center at Duck Creek is a not-for-profit organization that develops, funds, and administers programs at the Duck Creek Farm Historic Site. The mission is to bring contemporary programming in the visual, literary, and performing arts to the John Little Barn and the grounds at Duck Creek Farm for the benefit of the East Hampton community. Ms. Hope’s work was selected by the Arts Center at Duck Creek from one of several proposals submitted to us in early 2018.
For more information on Ms. Hope’s exhibition, and for more information on the Arts Center at Duck Creek, please visit www.duckcreekarts.org. To learn more about the artist, visit www.sorenhope.com.
This exhibition will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00-6:00, as well as Fridays and Mondays by appointment.