Jimmy Wright at DC Moore Gallery

June 22, 2023

EXHIBITION | New York | DC Moore Gallery is pleased to present Jimmy Wright: Emotional Repositories. This is the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.

Jimmy Wright’s large scale oil paintings and pastel works of sunflowers reimagine the subject’s meaning, becoming what the artist calls “repositories of emotion.” Wright began painting still lifes in 1988, during the height of the AIDS epidemic. As he was caring for his partner, who was gravely ill with HIV/AIDS, Wright was looking for a studio practice that would allow him to work intermittently and preserve his sense of self. Never having painted still lifes before, he purchased giant sunflowers from a farmer’s market and watched the petals twist and shrink as the flowers withered. These flowers reflect a broad and fluid array of human emotions, and they became powerful memento mori and vessels for themes of grief, memorialization, selfhood, and resurrection.

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Jimmy Wright: Emotional Repositories
June 22 – August 10, 2023