Jill Hooper: Contemporary Realist on display at Gibbes

Image by Flickr user Terence J Sullivan

College of Charleston graduate Jill Hooper has 25 pieces on exhibit at the Gibbes Museum of Art (135 Meeting St.)--and at a mere 42 years old, she's their youngest solo exhibiting artist.

The pieces currently on exhibition are from the past five years of Hooper's life, and they reflect a feeling of solitude and isolation. Her work ranges from a self-portrait to "The Traveler", a portrait of an androgynous person meant to touch both genders, to "Susan", the portrait of a woman whose mastectomy has gone wrong. However, this latter piece is still full of beauty. Hooper says, "I hope the strength and beauty of the woman captures your attention first."

To see the range of Hooper's portraits, head over to the Gibbes Museum of Art now through April 22nd. And for more information about the artist and the exhibition, head over to Charleston City Paper's article here.

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