Crossing Lines 23 #6 by Francie Hester
Francie Hester, Crossing Lines 23 #6 (2023), Acrylic, cold wax and aluminum leaf on aluminum panel, 10 x 10 inches


Francie Hester

May 11 – July 1, 2023 | Opening Reception: May 18, 2023

This presentation will debut Hester’s newest series entitled “Axis.” The works are striking sculptures in an X shape. Their forms are crafted with curved plexiglass. Their surfaces are adorned with acrylic, aluminum leaf and wax. They are simultaneously exuberant and introspective, colorful and contemplative. These works embody the hallmarks of her practice—dimensionality, dynamism and color. The artist has an acute sensitivity to texture and flow. The show at SEFA LES will include Hester’s incredible series of fifty small X shaped sculptural works that are about two feet high. Axis will also include her larger six-foot X structures, which are admirable in their transitioning hues and materiality, as well as their scale. These pieces are mounted on the walls, often in grid-like formations, referencing the larger influences in her approach to construction and display.

Artist: Francie Hester