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Jeri Hillis

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Jeri Hillis has been painting windows and doors ever since she lived on the island of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Her images of windows and doors, place the viewer outside looking in beyond the detailed architectural exteriors giving the experience of looking toward an unknown beyond. Illusion is at work, essentially a simple mis-direction. The scene inside is hidden, not there as expected and not in keeping with a realist perspective from an exterior to an inner awareness. It is somewhere else, having to do with perception, memory, time and place. At question are the boundaries and thresholds between the architectures of the real and the imagined, between what is remembered and what is dreamed, between what is hidden and what is seen.