Personae: Paintings by Whitney Horrocks

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Paintings by Whitney Horrocks
Sat, Apr 22, 4pm

My work deals with issues of the many layers of human emotion, specifically the fundamental binary opposition within them. Through my work, I explore contradictions that amalgamate the self. I am fascinated with the many versions of ourselves that together create neutral, palatable personae that we present to society. 

Through my work, I search for evidence of my own former selves. The internal tugs between who I am and who I once was drive me to layer and to bury the versions of myself that have long since been covered up and covered again by time and experience.

Whitney Horrocks is a minimalist and abstract expressionist painter based in Salt Lake City, Utah. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree with an emphasis in Drawing & Painting from the University of Utah in 2012.  Since then, she has been painting out of her home studio in Sugar House, the neighborhood where she grew up.  

Her work is deeply influenced by Pierre Soulages, James Nares, and Cy Twombly. Whitney pulls from her turbulent young life a deep well of inspiration to her. Counterbalanced by a zealous cheerfulness in adulthood, these contradictions are the very purpose behind her work.  

Location: Marmalade Branch

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