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Lauren Anaïs Hussey Opens Debut NYC Solo Exhibition at CHART Gallery

March 29th, 2024

Secret Ingredient, 2024, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in (61 x 76.2 cm). Courtesy the Artist and CHART. Photo by Elisabeth Bernstein.

Retinal Loop, a solo presentation of new paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Lauren Anaïs Hussey (MFA Painting 2017) has opened at Chart Gallery. Featuring seven works on canvas, the exhibition, Hussey’s debut solo show, opened on Friday, March 15, and will remain on view through April 27, 2024. This is Hussey’s debut solo exhibition in New York.

In these latest paintings, Hussey layers abstracted images of shiny surfaces found in everyday life with enlarged calligraphic drawings. Chart says, “Through a use of both metallic pigments and trompe l’oeil rendering of metal surfaces and script, her paintings optically hum, not quite disorienting the viewer, but at all moments causing them to wonder what they are looking at, and what its relationship is to the tangible world. Her work attempts to slow images down, aiming to, as she states, “keep the looker looking.””

CHART Gallery is located in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, NYC.


Learn more:

Lauren Anaïs Hussey: Retinal Loop – Chart Gallery

Painting at Cranbrook Academy of Art