Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to present contemporary artist Rachel Lee Hovnanian's exhibition, Part II of The Women’s Trilogy Project, at Leila Heller Gallery in Manhattan. This is the first time an artist will have three sequential exhibitions in a gallery in New York over the course of six months. This marks Hovnanian's third solo show with the gallery.
Part II titled Happy Hour is a multi-media exhibition that explores domestic culture and gender roles in relation to alcoholism through a series of paintings, works on paper and multi-media installations using the narrative style of Dick and Jane, and iconography borrowed from Girl Scout and debutante traditions.
Happy Hour was created by Rachel Lee Hovnanian over the course of three years between New York and Los Angeles and is the most personal work to be shown in this series. This exhibition is a deep reflection of her adolescence growing up in the south which challenges the restrictions of her upbringing. Hovnanian uses her works in this series to show the complicated complicit relationship surrounding alcoholism and the domestic order.