Hamptons Virtual Art Fair

2 - 7 September 2020

Hollis Taggart is thrilled to announce that the Hamptons Virtual Art Fair is honoring Audrey Flack with a lifetime achievement award and a solo exhibition. The curated booth features a selection of Flack’s work from the 1950s through the present, including the debut of her new monumental painting, Days of Reckoning (2020). An epic work created in the tradition of the Old Masters, Days of Reckoning explores the timeless theme of the destruction of civilization as it applies to our current cultural and political challenges, from global warming to the Covid-19 pandemic. Flack says of the development of the painting: “I started Days of Reckoning three years ago, and as the world started spinning more and more out of control, I let it all absorb into the painting. Originally based on Dürer’s Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, it was first about global warming; the Hurricanes, Floods, and Tsunamis, and the fires which were burning up Australia and the Amazon Rainforests... It expanded into more of societies almost comic tragedies…” Using a comic-book aesthetic, Flack comments on the state of the world with powerful imagery such as the green sludge that spills from scales of Pestilence, the horseman leading the charge. At the same time, the painting contains symbols of hope, and allusions to movement towards a more positive future, such as the rainbow inscribed with a poem written by Sag Harbor poet Anthony Brandt.

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