new-york

Elinore Hollinshead

Greenberg Wilson Gallery

Elinore Hollinshead’s paintings combine autobiographical and art-historical imagery in an investigation of memory and the passing of time. In the six paintings featured in this show, she integrates personal and collective symbols to create a complex layering of meaning, and an often cryptic interweaving of past and present. By making imagery from the past an important part of her memory-collages, she locates herself and her work on a visual time continuum. Hollinshead’s references to classical, Renaissance, and Far Eastern art help her place her own experience in temporal and cross-cultural perspective. These paintings are evidence of the artist’s struggle for control over her memory, in which haunting images are recalled and transformed.

Brown to Grey, 1989, is a triptych in which male and female classical figures appear in the left and right panels, respectively. The counterparts to these

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