• Inka Essenhigh, "Summer Landscape," 2013, Oil on paper, 84 x 51 1/2, each panel

Inka Essenhigh at the Frist Center

May 27, 2016October 9, 2016

The Frist Center for Visual Arts presents Inka Essenhigh: Between Worlds, an exhibition featuring paintings first exhibited in Jacob Lewis Gallery's inaugural exhibition of Essenhigh's work, and monotypes created over the past decade.

From the museum: Inka Essenhigh shows ethereal figures and dreamlike environments in which boundaries are melted: interior becomes exterior; solid becomes fluid; the sensual overlaps with the absurd; plant becomes human; clarity and mystery coexist. Her cast of characters and their settings are meant to present the possibility of existence outside of body and mind, yet the dream-like images have links to reality, reflecting time spent between lower Manhattan—where she lives for most of the year—and a family home in rural Maine. While the images have connections with mysticism and folklore, they also serve as a reminder of the beauty of the natural world.

Inka Essenhigh: Between Worlds was organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.