Jocelyn Hobbie's Electrifying and Painterly Muses at Fredericks & Freiser
Although this show ended weeks ago, I couldn't resist writing about Jocelyn Hobbie's recent solo exhibit at Fredericks & Freiser. Hobbie, a purely figurative artist who has been exploring the female figure for about twenty years, presents devastatingly sophisticated artsy heroines set against exotic backdrops in her latest series of nearly a dozen works. The canvases are lush and flavorful and portray a bevy of beauties in various states of repose, introspection, and emotional serenity. The oil-based pieces carry the faint elegant touches of Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka, mixed with a dash of Alex Katz's realist style, yet Hobbie's vibrant color prowess and delicate feminine gestures supersede those influences. Hobbie's female protagonists visually enchant the viewer, due to her masterful execution of marrying pretty prints with bold patterns. Her fashion muses officially set the tone for this summer of 2016 while exuding a delightful sartorial flair.
Jocelyn Hobbie's second solo exhibit at Fredericks & Freiser was on view from April 28, 2016 - June 18, 2016.