first published in Juxtapoz, October 25, 2018
Hilary Pecis, “Favorite Vase”, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 in., 2018.
Hilary Pecis’ Familiar Views in San Francisco
Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco
September 29 – October 26, 2018
Paint what you know seems an anachronistic chestnut in an age of immediate interconnectedness, when way too much information is just a click or two away. This makes an intimate peek at a circumscribed existence seem suddenly, intensely poignant. Hilary Pecis’ choice to spotlight scenes of daily life in and among her closest objects, experiences, and environs seem all the more vital and essential to viewers bombarded by garish news events and global crises. In her paintings, Pecis gives us permission to appreciate the ephemeral beauty of a prickly lettuce, the lingering laughter of a shared meal, and the sweet solitude of an open book.
Pecis’s show at Guerrero Gallery, Familiar Views, presents…
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