Jillian Evelyn. Lack of pleasure

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Hashimoto Contemporary
is pleased to present Lack of Pleasure, a solo
exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist, Jillian
Evelyn. Lack of Pleasure is Evelyn’s inaugural
solo exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary
and debut solo exhibition in New York City.

The exhibition features a series of 11 new
paintings, depicting stylized and angular female figures set in ambiguous environments.
Continuing her exploration of themes around womanhood, as well as the struggles and anxiety
surrounding societal expectations, the works featured in Lack of Pleasure look to the present
moment, capturing introspective scenes which capture an all-too-familiar feeling of apathy. Each
figure is contemplative and self-examining, floating in color fields that separate them from being
grounded to a particular place.

The artist states:

I don’t think I’m alone in saying that this last year has been difficult. I think a lot of people related
to the New York Times calling out this feeling as “languishing”. That feeling is all I could conjure
when I sat down to draw, its all I could see in a lot of the people around me…I was looking for ways
to dissociate. This body of work is just that, it’s being stuck & the moments we try to push past it.

Source Credit:  Content and images from Wall Street International Magazine by Wall Street International.  Read the original article - https://wsimag.com/art/67095-jillian-evelyn-lack-of-pleasure