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ELISABETH'S ARTWORK
ON VIEW AT ARTSPACE

'Dreamer' Mixed Media
Dreamer
Mixed Media

'Eclipse' Mixed Media
Eclipse
Mixed Media

'Hidden Children' Mixed Media
Hidden Children
Mixed Media

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Elisabeth Keller

Large abstract paintings from Richmond artist

Main Gallery

February 2-25, 2001

Opening Reception
Friday, February 2, 7:00-9:00pm

A Closing Reception will also be held on:
Saturday, February 24, 6:00-8:00pm

 
Read the News Release
from February 9, 2001

See the show announcement card:
Front | Back

Also showing in February:

  • "Mariah Josephy" Mixed media sculpture and collages -- Foyer & Helena Davis Galleries
  • "Keith Ramsey" Surreal urban landscape painting from Artspace member -- Skylight Gallery

    MORE EXAMPLES OF ELISABETH'S ARTWORK
    'Aliza's Crush'
    "Aliza's Crush"
    Acrylic, Oil, Plaster, Fish Net, Flowers
    100"x96"
    'Broken Vessel'
    "Broken Vessel"
    Acrylic, oriental paper
    58"x46"
    'Tree of Hope'
    "Tree of Hope"
    Acrylic, Oil, Plaster, Feathers, Burlap
    98"x72"

    ARTIST STATEMENT


    My works of art participate in my life. I am not just a distant observer of the work. My paintings are in conversations among themselves and with me. I believe the human mind and emotion are important to my creative process. I feel my senses and anyone that knows content of art has feelings; it is the creation of an object for sensing that is the artist's task, and it is the qualities of the object that constitute its felt content. Feelings are just how things feel to us: in the old fashioned sense of these words, feelings are neither "objective" nor "subjective," but both, since all "objects" or "things" are the result of an interaction between the body-mind and the external world. "Body-mind" and "external world" are themselves sharp concepts, only for the purposes of critical discourse, and from the standpoint of a stone are perhaps valid but certainly unimportant distinctions. It is natural to rearrange or invent in order to bring about states of feeling that we like.

    Passion in my work is also important. Passions are a kind of thirst, inexorable, and intense, for certain feelings or felt states. To find or invent "objects" (which are, more strictly speaking, relational structures) whose felt quality satisfies the passions that for me is the activity of the artist, an activity which does not cease even in sleep. No wonder, as an artist, I am constantly placing and displacing, relating and rupturing relations. My goal in my paintings is to find the complexity of feelings that is just right, veering toward the unkown and toward chaos, yet ordered, and related in order to be apprehended.
    'Sand Acrylic Drawing'
    Sand Acrylic Drawing
    12"x10"

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    Acrylic, Oil, Mixed Media
    12"x10"

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    Acrylic, Oil, Mixed Media
    28"x48"

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    Acrylic, Oil, Mixed Media
    28"x48"

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