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“Emily Mason, The Thunder Hurried Slow: Paintings, 1968-1979” at Miles McEnery Gallery

Image of an abstract painting with predominantly blue brushstrokes and washes of varying beige, pinks, and yellows.
Emily Mason, “The Thunder Hurried Slow,” 1978, oil on canvas, 54 x 54 in., photography by Dan Bradica, New York, NY. © 2023 Emily Mason | Alice Trumbull Mason Foundation/ARS.

Curated by Dr. Barbara Stehle

Miles McEnery Gallery
525 West 22nd Street
December 14, 2023 – February 3, 2024
Opening reception: Thursday, December 14, 6-8 PM

Rounding out this year, Miles McEnery Gallery will host their fourth exhibition of paintings by Emily Mason. Curated by Dr. Barbara Stehle, this deeply contemplative show will focus on Mason’s canvas production from the 1970s, a historically definitive era in her development as a painter. In the catalog essay, Dr. Stehle writes,

“In the selection for this show, seven paintings bear Dickinson’s quotes. The Thunder Hurried Slow (1978) is one of them. The title poetically embodies the paradox of true power. Mason chose this verse from “A Thunderstorm,” a poem also known by its first line, “The wind begun to rock the grass.” It calls on elemental forces and nature’s capacity to transform. It captures Emily Mason in the 1970s perfectly: a moment of awakening and change, a tremendous rising.”

Related Events
December 16th, 2023
3PM: Curatorial Walk-through with Dr. Barbara Stehle

February 3rd, 2023
3-6PM: Gallery Closing with Refreshments
3PM: Curatorial Walk-through with Dr. Barbara Stehle
4:30PM: Musical/Sound Performance by Cimiotti

For more information, please visit: Miles McEnery Gallery