In the Heart's Deep Core, NYU Langone Art Gallery

In the Deep Heart’s Core
This exhibition features artworks that convey how our emotions and feelings are so closely linked to our heart and thus may influence its health, for better or worse. Artists include: Andrea Deszö, Dan Funderburgh, Cal Lane, André Lemos Pinto, Gianni Lillo, Cara Lynch, Andrea Mastrovito, Raymond Pettibon, Antonio Riello, Kako Ueda, and Tricia Wright.

Date: January 24 to April 26, 2019

Fall 2018, Pen + Brush, NYC

(Top) Walled Garden; Voice. Painting with stills from Not I (Samuel Beckett, performance filmed in 1973), 2018
(Above) Pizan's Garden. Altered Annunciation with detail of The Merode Altarpiece (Workshop of Robert Campin, c.1427-32), 2018.

Press Release excerpts:
Walled Garden takes its name from the medieval genre of the enclosed garden (hortus conclusus), which denotes a space set apart, specifically a feminine space. Wright uses the space inside a glass bell jar to present incomplete views of women; the photographed flowers inside the bell jar and the painted flowers outside mimic the millefleur device used in medieval tapestries to indicate a symbolic garden. In a process that combines painting with photographic image Wright weaves a pictorial space that is neither purely one nor the other, and like the unreliable narrator invites questions about the veracity of what is being depicted.

Wright’s more recent series, 
Pizan’s Garden, is rooted in a literary text by the medieval scholar Christine de Pizan, whose proto-feminist work, The Book of the City of Ladies, was published in 1405. Pizan imagined an allegorical walled city, built, populated, and governed by women and guided by three allegorical female figures: Reason, Rectitude, and Justice. Wright imagines a garden in Pizan’s city, a similarly allegorical space that reflects on agency and self-determination. Again combining painting with photography, each work in the series cites an Old Master annunciation painting, which Wright has altered, bisecting the original composition and replacing the figure of the Archangel Gabriel with a mirrored image of Mary, shifting the balance of power to create a very different kind of encounter.

Studio installation 2108: Walled Garden series.

Paintings with photographic citations.
Acrylic paints, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
40 x 50 inches


Outside In at Felician University September 23-November 30, 2017

Outside In is a group exhibition curated by Scott Reeds with a catalogue essay written by Tom McGlynn. Participating artists: Anney Bonney, Paul Corio, Emily Feinstein, Rachel Gorchov, Fred Hayes, Frank Holiday, Stephen Maine, Jim Osman, Rob de Oude, Scott Reeds, Hilda Shen, Tricia Wright, Natalie Zubko.

Exhibition Dates: September 23-Nov 30, 2017
Location: Felician University, 1 Felician Way, Rutherford, NJ
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