Sunday, February 15, 2009
March 6,7 8th, 2009
Pool Art Fair, “Me Me Me”
Wyndham Garden Hotel
37 West 24th Street
Joyce Pommer and I will be exhibiting their works at the PooL Art Fair in March.
My works focus on her minimal Inside-Out series, environmental pieces and miniatures.
The inside-out series is about transformation. It implies the experience to
go from one phase to another of one's own existence, individually and socially.
The series talks about any human changes within a context of environmental
In contrast, Pommer’s mixed media abstract paintings and works on paper
derive from a spontaneous process and are filled with bright color and surprise,
an essential part to these pieces. The space comes alive through the colors and
shapes that work their way into the piece. Spontaneity and movement are still
important as new images appear. Then purposefully placing different colors
next to each other or simplifying other areas later in the work solidifies the process.
Each completed vision portrays a sensitivity and fragility along with a strong
visual image. New works include oils/acrylics on paper using a unique process
to produce intriguing abstract designs.
These two artists are also gallery owners, Pritzker of the Pritzker Gallery
in Highland, NY in the Hudson Valley and Pommer of Franklin 54 Gallery+Projects
Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org // email@example.com
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Meadow and I worked on this piece on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
and we call it “Cast Off-Industrial Arch Room.”
The piece derives from Meadow’s Green Wood Spirits Series and
my Nature versus Technology installations.
This is a model of a larger piece that the overall structure
will resemble a large outline arch passageway and square
room built from natural and recycled twigs or tree saplings.
Additional branches will be laid across the top providing
a structure to support the cast-off wires and cables and re-used CDs.
The viewer’s attention is drawn to the beauty and simplicity of the
natural lines of the strong outside structure by wrapping them
with thousands of miniature lights.
Lighting is an important element in the piece; casting dramatic shadows
on the landscape, silhouetting the powerfulness of the form and
reflecting on the CD’s as they revolve in the wind, producing rainbows
and color flashes that resemble a cosmic sunset.
The cast-off wires and cables individually hung down in even rows from
the overhead branches create pathways from former industrial production.
They were collected from years of computer users, old equipments,
and bygone electronics that focus attention on the wasted resources
thrown away on a daily basis. The viewer is drawn to the charming
quality and uniqueness of the wires themselves as the playfully dance
ever waiting instruction to perform their intended tasks of yesteryear.
Through the “Cast Off-Industrial Arch Room” installation our intention
is to evoke the industrial era by re-using supplies produced by the early
manufacturing companies. At the same time, to establish the creative
potential and richness of cast-off materials and natural resources for
works of art.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The well known Hudson Valley magazine Chronogram features
my work in the "Parting Shot", click on the link below: http://www.chronogram.com/issue/2009/2/Parting+Shot/Parting-Shot-Elisa-Pritzker
Editorial comments by Brian K. Mahoney, Chronogram's Editor,
click on the link below: http://www.chronogram.com/issue/2009/2/View+From+the+Top/Boldface-Names