Jocelyn Hobbie

New Paintings

February 22 – March 15, 2014

Jocelyn Hobbie at Fredericks & Freiser

JOCELYN HOBBIE

Goldie, 2013

Oil on canvas

18 x 12 inches

Jocelyn Hobbie at Fredericks & Freiser

JOCELYN HOBBIE

Hope, 2012

Oil on canvas

30 x 30 inches

Jocelyn Hobbie at Fredericks & Freiser

JOCELYN HOBBIE

Cocktail Party, 2012

Oil on canvas

24 x 18 inches

Jocelyn Hobbie at Fredericks & Freiser

JOCELYN HOBBIE

Infant, 2012

Oil on canvas

36 x 24 inches

Jocelyn Hobbie at Fredericks & Freiser

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Horizon, 2013

Oil on canvas

22 x 54 inches

Jocelyn Hobbie at Fredericks & Freiser

JOCELYN HOBBIE

August & Johnny Jump Ups, 2011

Oil on canvas

14 x 28 inches

 

Jocelyn Hobbie at Fredericks & Freiser

JOCELYN HOBBIE

Silver Mink, 2013

Oil on canvas

34 x 29 inches

Jocelyn Hobbie at Fredericks & Freiser

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New Bag, 2013

Oil on canvas

24 x 24 inches

Jocelyn Hobbie at Fredericks & Freiser

JOCELYN HOBBIE

Shadow, 2012

Oil on canvas

24 x 36 inches

Jocelyn Hobbie at Fredericks & Freiser

JOCELYN HOBBIE

Forsythia, 2011

Oil on canvas

24 x 24 inches

Jocelyn Hobbie at Fredericks & Freiser

JOCELYN HOBBIE

Party, 2012

Oil on canvas

40 x 30 inches

Jocelyn Hobbie at Fredericks & Freiser

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Flurries, 2012

Oil on canvas

12 x 12 inches

Jocelyn Hobbie at Fredericks & Freiser

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Valentina in Rome, 2013

Oil on canvas

48 x 36 inches

 

Jocelyn Hobbie at Fredericks & Freiser

JOCELYN HOBBIE

Crimson, 2013

Oil on canvas

14 x 14 inches

Jocelyn Hobbie at Fredericks & Freiser

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Three Figures, 2011

Oil on canvas

16 x 28.5 inches

Jocelyn Hobbie at Fredericks & Freiser

JOCELYN HOBBIE

Twin Iris, 2012

Oil on canvas

24 x 24 inches

Jocelyn Hobbie at Fredericks & Freiser

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Violet Shades, 2011

Oil on board

12 x 12 inches

Press Release

 

Jocelyn Hobbie

New Paintings

October 10 – November 9, 2013

Opening reception: October 10, 6-8pm

 

Fredericks & Freiser is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Jocelyn Hobbie. Hobbie paints hyper-realistic portraits of fictional women that are suggestive but not explicit, beautiful but not naïve. Her subjects are represented in isolated moments of disturbance or repose, yet the dominant atmosphere is a strange iciness that creates a psychological distance, at once familiar and disturbing.

 

Hobbie’s work has evolved to employ an increasingly heightened naturalism and a greater degree of saturated color.  She contrasts dense areas of patterning, tattoos, flowers, and other surrogates for vivid moments of experience with a sense of disillusionment or riveted composure evident in her women’s expressions – always elusive and far away. There is also a hint of eroticism captured in the settings as figures are delicately strewn across blankets and propped up in chairs.  In some paintings, anonymous hands and legs invade intimate spaces.  In others, the focus remains on one woman, wiping away a tear from her cheek, or wearily succumbing to a pervasive spellbound juncture. With an amplified color palette and a neoclassical style, Hobbie exposes the sentiment inherent in her depictions of women’s interior states.  Here, she defines and undermines ideas of intimacy, creating a haunting realism, simultaneously artificial and trenchant.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Artist

 

Jocelyn Hobbie was born in Northampton, MA. She has had solo exhibitions at Bellwether, New York; Jack Tilton, New York; and Galleria Glance, Italy.  Hobbie has been included in numerous group exhibitions, most recently at The Hole, New York. She was featured in Painting People: Figure Painting Today by Charlotte Mullins, published by D.A.P.  Hobbie lives and works in New York.

 

Fredericks & Freiser is located at 536 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011. We are open from Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm. Contact us by phone at (212) 633-6555, fax (212) 633-7372, or email: info@fredericksfreisergallery.com, and visit us online at www.fredericksfreisergallery.com.