Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011 
Visiting Artist: Hilary Harkness 
11AM B04 Auditorium
The meticulously researched, like Old Master paintings, by Hilary Harkness, are loaded with minute symbolic details. The subjects reveal Harkness’ inquisitive regard for hierarchical societies, whether a 19th century gold mining camp, a WWII garrison or battleship, or the present-day Christie’s auction house at Rockefeller Center. The societies depicted, however, share a distinctive quirk: exclusively women who are carnal, industrious, cultured, and often sadistic and unclothed populate them. Hilary Harkness was born in Detroit, Michigan, 1971. She received her B.A. in 1993 from University of California, Berkeley, California, and her MFA from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut in 1996. She lives in New York City.

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