Amy Hill @ Front Room Gallery

Amy Hill, Girl with Skooter, 2016, oil on canvas, 36 x 24 inches (courtesy of Am
Amy Hill, Girl with Skooter, 2016, oil on canvas, 36 x 24 inches (courtesy of Amy Hill and Front Room Gallery)

Stephen Maine reviews Amy Hill: Young and Innocent at Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, on view through May 22, 2016.

Maine writes that "Hill has developed a convincing, personal voice within this context of rampant quotation. Her current exhibition, “Young and Innocent,” features 16 modern-dress productions, in oil on canvas or wood, of those very stagey and stiff nineteenth-century American folk portraits in which children pose with various defining attributes of childhood, yet seem always to look so much older than their years. Funny and frightening, the show is a disconcerting delight."