The Heart is a Lonely Hunter: Curated by Katy Grannan

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to announce The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, curated by Katy Grannan. This group exhibition will present photographs and other objects by 18 artists, all of whom are being shown at the gallery for the first time.

The title of the exhibition refers to Carson McCullers’ novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, and the poem that inspired it, The Lonely Hunter, written by Fiona MacLeod (aka William Sharp). The works selected for the exhibition resonate with pathos, obsession, and vulnerability, and speak to a fundamental source of artistic inspiration: the heart’s private longing.

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter will feature works by: David Alekhuogie, Zak Arctander, Elizabeth Bick, Matthew Connors, Dru Donovan, J.W. Fisher, Curran Hatleberg, Fumi Ishino, Dwight Mackintosh, Christopher Miner, Bryson Rand, Heather Rasmussen, Judith Scott, David M. Stein, Ray Vickers, Didier William, Alice Wong, and Ying Gee Zhou.

The artists’ ages and backgrounds vary widely; likewise, the works presented in the exhibition will encompass a wide range of media, including contemporary color and black-and-white photography, figurative and abstract painting, line drawing, mixed-media works, artists’ books, video, and sculpture made with found materials.

The opening reception for the exhibition will be on Thursday, June 4, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Dru Donovan, Untitled, 2009
Zak Arctander, still from video installation, My Funny Valentine
Fumi Ishino, Untitled (Red Doll), 2014
Didier William, Sanitizing Sanity, 2013
Judith Scott, Untitled (Circular
Elizabeth Bick, Ela in November, 2013
Dwight Mackintosh, Untitled, 1997
Heather Rasmussen, Untitled (Buddha’s hand lemon in mirror #3), 2013
Bryson Rand, Mario & Danny (Los Angeles), 2015
Ray Vickers, “Newcha’s Revenge Against Bunnies Bunny Revenger”, detail, 2014
J.W. Fisher, Dog In Snow, 2010/2014
David Alekhuogie, Everyone loves sunshine, 2014
Matthew Connors, Tear Gas over Qasr al-Nil Bridge, from Fire in Cairo, 2013
David M. Stein, White Slang, 2008
Alice Wong, Untitled (Couple in forest), 2014
Christopher Miner, still from The Best Decision Ever Made, 2004
Curran Hatleberg, Blue Suit, 2012