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Sean Healy

Gut
New Work

November 3 - December 30, 2016
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In Gut, Sean Healy continues his exploration of social constructs of “maleness” while dealing with the physical and mental effects of growing older. The artist seeks to mimic aging bodies by using materials that droop and sag, succumbing to gravity. In his color field painting, Speed Bump Headache, composed of layers of auto body enamel applied to a cigarette filter covered panel, enamel drips off the lower edge of the artwork creating stalactite like drips of color conveying weight to this vibrant and highly textured piece. This will be Healy’s eighth solo exhibition at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

Sean Healy was born in 1971 and received his BFA in Printmaking from Alfred University in 1994. In addition to his one-person exhibitions at  the Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Healy has exhibited at the Betty Moody Gallery (Houston, TX) and Marylhurst University (Marylhurst, OR). He has received several important public commissions, including The Wayne L. Morse Courthouse (Eugene, OR), Pioneer Place (Portland, OR), the General Services Administration Headquarters (Eugene, OR), and the FBI Headquarters (Houston, TX). The Elizabeth Leach Gallery has represented Healy since 1999, and in 2006 published a comprehensive catalogue on his work featuring an essay by Stephanie Snyder, curator of the Cooley Gallery at Reed College.

 

 

 



Exhibition Images


Speed Bump Headache
filters, epoxy resin on acrylic
2016
40 x 40 x 2 inches

 
 
Floater
Floater
filters, epoxy resin on acrylic
2016
40 x 40 x 2 inches

 
 
Astoria Black Metal
Astoria Black Metal
filters, epoxy resin on acrylic
2016
40 x 40 x 2 inches

 
 

Roil
cigarette ash, epoxy resin on paper
2015
96 x 40 x 2 inches

 
 

 
 

 

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