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Gay Artist Hugh Steers' Disconcerting Work about Mortality, Isolation, and AIDS

Influenced by historical figures of American art — including Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, and Paul Cadmus — Hugh Steers (1962-1995) applied those influences to his often disconcerting work about mortality, isolation, and AIDS. This current exhibiton on view through February 14, 2015 at Alexander Grey Associates shows his transition from interior paintings to sunlit outdoor scenes that are no less uneasy feeling for all their bright color and sunlight.


Maroon Shed (1991)
Oil On Canvas
60 x 60 in
Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York
©2015 Estate of Hugh Steers / Artist's Rights Society (ARS), New York


Raft (1991)
Oil on canvas
40 x 30.25 in
Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York
©2015 Estate of Hugh Steers / Artist's Rights Society (ARS), New York


Futon Couch (1991)
Oil on canvas
56 x 60 in
Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York
©2015 Estate of Hugh Steers / Artist's Rights Society (ARS), New York


Blue Uniform (1991)
Oil on canvas
66 x 72 in
Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York
©2015 Estate of Hugh Steers / Artist's Rights Society (ARS), New York


Shadow Box (1991)
Oil on canvas
44 x 30.25 in
Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York
©2015 Estate of Hugh Steers / Artist's Rights Society (ARS), New York


Morning Terrace (1991)
Oil on canvas
72 x 54 in
Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York
©2015 Estate of Hugh Steers / Artist's Rights Society (ARS), New York


Telephone Poles (1991)
Oil on canvas
50 x 44 in
Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York
©2015 Estate of Hugh Steers / Artist's Rights Society (ARS), New York

Study I (1991)
Oil on gessoed paper
11 x 12.3 in
Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York
©2015 Estate of Hugh Steers / Artist's Rights Society (ARS), New York

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