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Afflatus

Curated by Amy Hill and Suzanne Unrein

May 2019

Nymphs seduce satyrs with robust sexuality and knowing indifference.  Zeus’s eagle thrusts Ganymedes through the sky. Chiaroscuro portraits hold mysteries of now dead sitters, and nature morte comes alive through the dynamism of the Baroque. “Afflatus” loots from the rich playground of the Old Masters by re-examining, subverting, glorifying and reveling in their historical weight. The artists use whatever materials suit them –smeared paint making a mockery of an alluring temptress, digital imagery combining with oil to destabilize a traditional technique – to play out their own recontextualization of enduring themes.