Body parts: Clarity Haynes, Catherine Haggarty and Ginny Casey

The galleries are teeming with body parts this month. At Stout Projects, Clarity Haynes presents a series of bracing, carefully observed, truncated torsos of older women–the type of nude bodies we rarely see on public display. Less somber ruminations can be found at This Friday or Next Friday where Catherine Haggarty‘s brushy hairstyles, painted with a light touch on diminutive panels, speak to vague memories and everyday experience. In Ginny Casey‘s paintings at 106 Green, on view through Sunday, hands lopped off at the wrist hover over tabletops and interact with vases and pots to tell enigmatic stories of love and longing.

[Image at top: Ginny Casey,  Pressing Matter, 2015, oil on canvas, 55 x 55 inches.]

Clarity Haynes, Jaece, 2015, oil on linen, 58 x 66 inches.
Catherine Haggarty, Dylan’s Day II, 2015, ink and graphite on panel, 12×12 inches.

Ginny Casey, Blue Hands, 2015, oil on canvas, 55×55 inches.

 Clarity Haynes, Robin, 2015, oil on linen, 58 x 70 inches.

Ginny Casey:Ghost Maker,” 106 Green, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. Through February 28, 2016. Extended until February 28th.
Catherine Haggarty: The Sixth Woman,” This Friday or Next Friday, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY. Through March 4, 2016.
Clarity Haynes: Accession,” Stout Projects, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY. Through March 13, 2016.

Related posts:
Interview: Daniel Kingery in Hunt’s Point
Preview: Keltie Ferris presents body prints at Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Careful observation: Scars, skin and larger body parts


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