Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton presents “HSRQ,” Ann Pibal’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Seven new paintings make up the show and continue Pibal’s exploration of light as a thematic subject and material for painting. With a power that belies their modest scale, Pibal’s paintings, all made during lockdown, capitalize on the varying visual speeds of high-, mid-, or lo-Chroma color, subtle elaborations of brushstroke, and passages of matte, iridescent and glossy swaths of pigment. Her naturalistic sensibility marks light’s implicit demarcation of time while referencing several specific points of departure: books, portraits and landscapes.
Pibal was born in Minneapolis, and lives and works in Brooklyn and North Bennington, Vermont. She has exhibited widely stateside, and at venues around the world. The recipient of awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, The Tiffany Foundation, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Pollock Krasner Foundation and others, her work is included in many public collections including The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Halsey McKay Gallery is at 79 Newtown Lane in East Hampton. For more information, visit halseymckay.com.