Set in landscapes with looming architecture and turbulent skies, Elizabeth Huey’s large-scale, prismatic paintings expose historical and eccentric characters engulfed in psychological scenarios - both sinister and sublime. In a humanistic revision of Piranesi's "carceri”, windows glow fiercely as though they are aflame, picking out pathways that take the form of staircases, stonewalls, and grids of industrial piping. Surprising spatial arrangements and disjunctive scale shifts support a hypnagogic sense of seeing things from the inside out. A dystopic sense of grand schemas gone awry, there is nonetheless a fierce joy and exuberance in Huey's paintings.
Huey has exhibited both nationally and internationally and her paintings are held in collections such as the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia.