An Hoang



April 5 > 30



HALSEY MCKAY is pleased to present, As the Crow Flies, An Hoang’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Using various painting techniques, Hoang contrasts experiences of nature and the urban environment to evoke the spirit and atmosphere of place. Her paintings feel specifically familiar yet their abstraction eludes any permanent intent.
Relying on the primacy of personal experience and memory, Hoang distinguishes the light and shadow of the forest, the cold dampness of rock, or the heaviness of fog in early morning with muted greys of concrete and stone from the urban environment. Intuitive marks are brushed and smeared on, scraped and wiped off, until a lush surface reveals itself. Rendered in the subdued colors of the earth these paintings evoke primordial landscapes from a time that never existed. Hoang’s scumbling and brushstrokes, lend the intimacy of touch to this sophisticated palette.


An Hoang is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Recent exhibitions include Spring/Break Art Show with Ballast Projects and The Last Brucennial in New York. Other exhibitions have been at Susan Inglett Gallery, KiddYellin, The Islip Art Museum, Halsey McKay Gallery, NY and Livingstone Gallery in The Netherlands.


AnHoangInstall1_72dpiInstallation View at Halsey McKay Gallery

AnHoangInstall2_72dpiInstallation View at Halsey McKay Gallery

AnHoangInstall5_72dpiInstallation View at Halsey McKay Gallery

AnHoangInstall6_72dpiInstallation View at Halsey McKay Gallery

 Hoang_On a Dark Night_2014_oil on canvas_50x40in_72dpiOn a Dark Night, 2014

Oil on canvas

50 x 40 inches

    Hoang_winter_2013_oiloncanvas_10x8inWinter, 2013

Oil on canvas

10 x 8 inches

Hoang_Phantom_2014_oiloncanvas_64x52in_72dpiPhantom, 2014

Oil on canvas

64 x 52 inches

Hoang_Shadow_2013_oiloncanvas_40x32in_72dpiShadow, 2013

Oil on canvas

40 x 32 inches

Hoang_breakaway_2013_oiloncanvas_64x52in_72dpiUntitled (Breakaway), 2013

Oil on canvas

64 x 52 inchesHoang_Untitled memory_III_2014_oiloncanvas_20x16in_72dpiUntitled (Memory III), 2013

Oil on canvas

20 x 16 inches


Courtesy of An Hoang and Halsey McKay Gallery


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