Photo Gallery

Art Works by Pat Hickman
from the Exhibit River That Runs Both Ways, 2011
(with Joan Harmon)


River Teeth (detail)
River Teeth (detail) © 2011
Photo by George Potanovic, Jr.


In this new work, Pat Hickman and Joan Harmon speak to their relationship with the Hudson River, the body of water on whose west bank they both live.

Pat is working with what is found beneath the surface. When trees fall into the water, over decades they decay, eventually disappearing into the river bottom. What resists this disintegration are the strange shapes formed where the branch joined the trunk, a cross-grained, pitch hardened core, like a tooth in a human head. Hickman is exploring visual metaphors with these river teeth, the last part of the body to let go.


River Teeth
River Teeth © 2011
Photo by George Potanovic, Jr.


River Teeth (detail)
River Teeth (detail) © 2011
Photo by George Potanovic, Jr.


Currents
Currents © 2010
Photo by George Potanovic, Jr.


Currents (detail)
Currents (detail) © 2010
Photo by George Potanovic, Jr.

 

River That Runs Both Ways, New Sculpture and Drawings by Joan Harmon & Pat Hickman
March 2 - 26, 2011
Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY