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Dangerous Beauty


Dangerous Beauty

Hemphill Fine Arts is currently exhibiting the art of Julie Wolfe. Her name suits her work - a juxtaposition of loveliness and doom. Creative tension is a concept that I always find intriguing in art and design. Beauty is so much more interesting when its twisted on its head; you really see it up against something dark. Ms. Wolfe's work incorporates colorful, organic images alongside macabre symbols of death and violence. The juxtaposition enlivens the joyous and lovely while crystalizing the dark yet inevitable. A metaphorical viewpoint for life itself. Hemphill Press Release (http://www.hemphillfinearts.com/PRESSRELEASES/Wolfe_PR2010.pdf):

Who conquers whom in the battle between life and death? The juxtaposition of flourishing life with lurking death in Julie Wolfe's artwork addresses the artist's preoccupation with corruptive elements that challenge the strength of nature. Wolfe's imagery reveals the interconnectedness of life and death, demonstrating their unavoidable coexistence. However powerful, these formidable renderings are intentionally covert. Not only does Wolfe subtly incorporate sinister creatures and violent symbols, but she succeeds in making them beautiful. Her artwork parallels the intersections between beauty and violence that exist within and across cultures. Through her artwork, Wolfe blurs the lines between good and evil, tranquility and violence, and decay and regeneration, portraying these forces as less antagonistic and more interconnected than their definitions suggest.

Julie Wolfe Nov 5 - Dec 23, 2010

Hemphill Fine Arts 1515 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20005

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Dangerous Beauty

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Dangerous Beauty

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Dangerous Beauty

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