Rental Gallery is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition featuring the work of New York-based artist Billy Sullivan, opening on Saturday, May 19 in East Hampton. The gallery will celebrate the new series of paintings and drawings with a reception on Saturday, May 26 from 6:00–8:00 PM.
Sullivan has long described his work as “diaristic,” capturing the people around him who could include friends, artists, writers, models, or just randomly met strangers. Anchoring his practice is a large archive of personal photographs—originally slides, now digital images—which often serve as visual templates for his deceptively straightforward portraits and still lifes. “The camera renegotiates social boundaries and creates collaboration,” says Sullivan. “I am never a voyeur, the subject is always a participant.”