Darby Milbrath, Blue Hyacinth

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Darby Milbrath
Blue Hyacinth
Opens: Friday April 1st, 6 – 9pm
April 1st – April 23rd


ESP is pleased to present Darby Milbrath’s first solo exhibition, Blue Hyacinth. The mythical blue hyacinth, known as the common bluebell, is the flower of grief and mourning. It was created out of the blood of the dying prince Hyacinthus by his grief-stricken lover Apollo, whose tears marked the flower with the words "ai, ai" (or “alas”), so that his cry of woe might exist forevermore on earth.

Blue Hyacinth is a portrayal of human tragedy, loss and transformation. This body of work exhibits an overlapping of classical motifs of war and peace, heaven and hell, with a playful spirit and a soft sincerity. While Milbrath’s paintings have a diaristic and confessional quality, she is also inspired by depictions of saintly women fighting, grieving and transcending in religious themes.
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