Heskin Contemporary is pleased to announce After August, an exhibition of recent paintings by Evelyn Twitchell. This is the artist's first solo show with the gallery. The opening reception will be held Thursday, September 11th from 6 to 9 pm.
In this new body of work, Twitchell continues to combine abstraction and representation. The paintings in After August were created in response to autumnal themes, including decay, dormancy and transformation. Her sources are both directly observed (the play of light among trees; the frieze-like momentum of a river; the brittleness of leaves) and invented — from memories and imagined forms. Exploring nature, as well as her own interior landscape, Twitchell distills these worlds into images — abstract yet organic — that evoke specific emotional experiences.
Twitchell's work has been included in numerous exhibitions and the contemporary art fairs Pulse Miami and Pulse New York. She has been featured in artcritical.com, City Arts, The Huffington Post, The New York Sun, The New Republic and Whitewall magazine. Twitchell has taught at Marymount College, New York City College of Technology, CUNY and Rider University. In 2011 she was the recipient of a Yaddo residency.
Twitchell received her MFA from Parsons School of Design. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Milton, PA.