AO on Site: Hope Atherton at Bortolami, New York, March 29 – May 2

April 2nd, 2008

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Rivington Arms gallerist Mellissa Bent and Designer Elise Overland
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Despite the slew of parties and events to choose from in New York during Armory show weekend, the opening party for Hope Atherton’s solo exhibition at Bortolami Gallery in Chelsea on Saturday night drew a large crowd. The show, which consists of moody, large oil paintings of landscape and still- life, runs from March 29 – May 2.

Hope Atherton’s new show [Chelseaartgalleries]
Atherton’s shows [Bortolami]
Hope Atherton’s opening at Bortolami gallery [Women’s wear daily]
Hope Atherton’s show [Vind]


Face Jazz via Bortolami Gallery

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Chloe Sevigny at the opening via ArtObserved

This is Atherton’s second solo show at Bortolami. Her work, which has been described as “mystical surrealism” skirts the line between representation and abstraction. Her use of light creates dreamlike canvases for the viewer to enter, and casts even McDonald’s signs and Sunset Strip billboards with a near-spiritual glow.


Danced for any Celebration via Bortolami gallery


A graduate of RISD, Hope Atherton was born on a farm in Warrenton, Virginia in 1974, and lives and works in New York City. The opening was attended by friends and family.

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Sunset via
Bortolami

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The Artist Hope Atherton – Photo via ArtObserved


Untitled via Bortolami gallery

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Untitled (doll hospital) via Bortolami

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Rivington Arms gallerist Mellissa Bent via ArtObserved