Elizabeth Neel:
    Stick Season

    Elizabeth Neel: Stick Season

    Sep 13–Nov 29, 2010

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    Elizabeth Neel's work relies on a controlled chaos that conflates a palimpsest-like understanding of imagery with a masterful facility for gestural mark making and layered abstraction. A new body of paintings on paper and sculptures extends this tension into three dimensions as found objects, natural artifacts, and studio detritus join with painterly technique to form a series of precarious assemblages.

    Incorporating organic and mechanistic references, Neel creates a hybrid iconography that tacks between mediums and moods. Resistant to facile representation, empirical observation and still life conventions mix with appropriated imagery, everyday objects, and abstraction in presenting a serial yet disjunctive ambience that is both playful and melancholy, archaic and spontaneous.

    Neel received her MFA from Columbia University and recent projects include group exhibitions at Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, and On Stellar Rays, New York, The Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, as well as solo exhibitions at Monica De Cardenas Gallery, Milan, and Deitch Projects, New York.


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