Eugene Healy: Ultramarine
Quogue Gallery is pleased to present “Eugene Healy: Ultramarine” as our second solo exhibition for the summer season.
This exhibition features twelve recent works on canvas by the artist. Ultramarine is the deepest and richest of blue pigments. It is not surprising that Healy frequently employs this pigment because he has always focused on the often dramatic and beautiful interplay between shore, ocean, and sky. Indeed, ultramarine means “beyond the sea” as it was originally ground from the lapis lazuli gemstone found in the Far East. Buddhist and Hindu cultures assigned to it a heightened spiritual consciousness. During the Renaissance, ultramarine became more valuable than gold, so painters often reserved it for sacred subject matter. Healy effectively uses ultramarine in many of his paintings to evoke the deep blue skies that often accompany twilight turning to nightfall.
The exhibition runs from June 16 to July 5, 2022.