Hilary Pecis - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | Phillips

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  • The present work exhibited at East Hampton, Halsey McKay Gallery, Glade Hits,
    1 September – 4 November 2018

    "I really enjoy making the landscape paintings the most. I move between landscape and still life pretty fluidly and tend to work on them simultaneously. There are many things I enjoy about both, such as their relationship within the history of painting. Additionally, both landscape and still life provide different technical challenges and offer various opportunities for unexpected surprises… I enjoy portraiture, but the closest I can get to a portrait is by painting someone’s surroundings. I think it can be as personal as a painting of their face."
    — Hilary Pecis


    • Provenance

      Halsey McKay Gallery, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      East Hampton, Halsey McKay Gallery, Glade Hits, 1 September – 4 November 2018

    • Artist Biography

      Hilary Pecis

      Hilary Pecis (b. 1979) earned a BFA and MFA from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She is well known for her densely decorated domestic scenes, tablescapes, and Southern California landscapes. Her canvases are saturated with color and a geometric quality defines the recognizable shapes and objects found throughout her compositions.

      Pecis has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Rockefeller Center, New York (2021); Timothy Taylor, London (2021); Spurs Gallery, Beijing (2020); Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York (2020); and Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida (2019). Recent group exhibitions include 13 Women: Variation I, Orange County Museum of Art, Costa Mesa, California (2022–2023); Present Generations: Creating the Scantland Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio (2021); FEEDBACK, The School at Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, New York (2021); L.A.: Views, Maki Gallery, Tokyo (2020); High Voltage, The Nassima-Landau Project, Tel Aviv, Israel (2020); and (Nothing but) Flowers, Karma, New York (2020). Her work is in the permanent collections of institutions including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; Aïshti Foundation, Beirut; and Yuz Museum, Shanghai.

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Unsafe Footing (California Coast)

signed, titled and dated 'Hilary Pecis ""California Coast"" 2018' on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
101.8 x 76.1 cm. (40 1/8 x 29 7/8 in.)
Painted in 2018.

Full Cataloguing

HK$700,000 - 1,000,000 

Sold for HK$1,260,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 21 June 2022