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Jocelyn Hobbie’s fantasy portraiture can be viewed as a critique of the notion of “feminine mystique” or a hopeless capitulation to its allure. Her third solo show with Fredericks & Freiser comprises work that channels mannerisms figurative and decorative alike while actively acknowledging Neue Sachlichkeit and Ukiyo-e as twin influences. Images that are at once crisp and saccharine, complex and kitsch, high artifice and elemental libido, these sirens are equally impossible to admire or ignore. 

 

— David Cohen