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Justine Hill
Installation View of "They Just Behave Differently", 2016

Justine Hill
Installation View of "They Just Behave Differently", 2016

Justine Hill
Installation View of "They Just Behave Differently", 2016

Justine Hill
Installation View of "They Just Behave Differently", 2016

Justine Hill
Installation View of "They Just Behave Differently", 2016

Justine Hill
Installation View of "They Just Behave Differently"

Justine Hill
Installation View of "They Just Behave Differently", 2016

Justine Hill
Installation View of "They Just Behave Differently", 2016

Justine Hill
Installation View of "They Just Behave Differently", 2016

Justine Hill
Installation View of "They Just Behave Differently", 2016

Justine Hill
Installation View of "They Just Behave Differently", 2016

Justine Hill
Installation View of "They Just Behave Differently", 2016

Justine Hill
Installation View of "They Just Behave Differently", 2016

Justine Hill
Assembled, 2016
Acrylic and pastel on canvas
60 x 48 in/152 x 122 cm

Justine Hill
Colorform 3, 2016
Acrylic, pencil and pastel on canvas
44 x 30 in/112 x 76 cm

Justine Hill
Colorform 1, 2016
Acrylic, pastel, and pencil on canvas
43 x 29 in/109 x 74 cm

Justine Hill
On one's own two feet, 2016
Acrylic on pastel on canvas
72 x 50 in/183 x 127 cm

Justine Hill
The Symbiont, 2016
Acrylic and pastel on canvas
35 x 25 in/89 x 64 cm

Justine Hill
Floatie, 2016
Acrylic and pastel on canvas
29 x 23 in/74 x 58 cm

Justine Hill
Inseparable, 2016
Acrylic and pencil on canvas
54 x 46 in/137 x 117 cm

Justine Hill
Sidekick 5, 2015
Acrylic, pastel, and pencil on canvas
24 x 19 in/61 x 48 cm

Justine Hill
Sidekick 7, 2016
Acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas
24 x 19 in/61 x 48 cm

Justine Hill
There's more than one of everything 3, 2015
Acrylic, pastel, and pencil on canvas
50 x 40 in/127 x 102 cm

Justine Hill
Nixe 1, 2016
Acrylic and pastel on canvas
38 x 29 in/97 x 74 cm

Justine Hill
Sidekick 6, 2015
Acrylic, pastel, and pencil on canvas
24 x 20 in/61 x 51 cm

Justine Hill
Sidekick 9, 2016
Acrylic, pastel, and pencil on canvas
24 x 19 in/61 x 48 cm

Justine Hill
Sidekick 8, 2016
Acrylic and pastel on canvas
20.5 x 18 in/52 x 46 cm

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Justine Hill

Justine Hill: They Just Behave Differently

05.19.2016 - 06.30.2016

They Just Behave Differently is Hill’s first solo exhibition at Denny Gallery, following her debut with the gallery in the group exhibition, Metamodern, in 2015. That exhibition theorized that she is part of a distinct contemporary moment by oscillating between modern and postmodern tendencies- expressing both humor and seriousness, enthusiasm and irony, play and discipline.

Justine Hill makes abstract paintings using elemental marks and shapes that are distinguished by color, value, and opacity. Her process is to add layers, alluding both to digital painting tools and to collage. Hill makes traditional rectangular paintings and shaped canvases she calls “Cut Outs,” which are reminiscent of Elizabeth Murray, Frank Stella, and a heterogeneous set of contemporaries. The Cut Outs are first constructed in wood that Hill cuts down into various shapes and covers with canvas. She then paints the forms on the canvas while navigating their relationship to the bounding shape, its shadows, and its space in the real world. The artist personifies the Cut Outs, even more so than the rectangular paintings. Their animus led her to respond to the question of what distinguishes them from her rectangular paintings by saying, “They just behave differently.”

Justine Hill (b. 1985, Tarrytown, NY) received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and her BA from the College of the Holy Cross. She has had solo exhibitions at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts (New York) and Galerie Protégé (New York), and has exhibited work in Bridgehampton, Miami and New York City in several critically acclaimed group exhibitions, including Metamodern at Denny Gallery and Immediate Female at Judith Charles Gallery. Her work has been written about in Hyperallergic, The Observer, Arte Fuse, On Verge, and the Huffington Post, which named her one of “Four Contemporary Female Artists Who Are Shaping The Future Of Painting” in 2013 and one of “10 Badass Emerging Female Artist You Should Know” in 2015.

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Events

  • 05.19.16 Opening Reception | 6-8 pm |

    Please join us for an opening reception for the artist Justine Hill. Join the event on Facebook.