Exhibition is July 16 – August 16, 2019, with an opening reception on Friday evening, July 19.
Join me at Central Library, Austin for On Water, a solo exhibition of works from Figs from Thistles and On Water that examine how water or the lack thereof effect our perception of the landscape around us.
My studio will be open to the public Friday, April 19 & Friday, June 7, from 7 – 10 pm, as part of Open Canopy (find details on the website here). There will be dozens of other studios and galleries open as well as food and drinks.
My work will be featured in the MADE section of the Architectural Digest Design Fair in New York, March 21 – 24, 2019. Piers 92 & 94, 55th Street and 12th Avenue.
More information and tickets here. See me at Booth #M903
May 5 (Sat) 11A-3P
Root Branching is in the tradition of the artist joke; think rhymes, riddles and writing. Oulipo meets Godot.
What did the branch(es) say to the roots? Come find out!
Collaborators include Jade Abner, Beverly Bajema, Elizabeth Chiles, Lisa Hayes: four interdisciplinary artists investigating life forces, wholeness, connectedness and play will be reciting and performing around Anya Gallaccio’s sculpture to see if time was there. Elizabeth Chiles’ project is supported by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
Weave, a solo exhibition of new work, will be on view at GrayDUCK Gallery, April 13 – May 20, 2018. Please join us for the opening reception the evening of the 13th.
Weave, and affiliated dance performance and workshop, SEED/BED by Julie Nathanielsz, are part of world-renowned performing arts festival, Fusebox.
Additional related programs include, Root Branching, a poetry performance at The Contemporary’s Laguna Gloria, May 5th with Jade Abner, Beverly Bajema and Lisa Hayes, and a free workshop exploring multi-dimensional color with artist and color theory lecturer Luanne Stovall, at Grayduck Gallery on May 12.
Honored to be reading along with ena ganguly, Zan de Parry, Arati Warrier at GrayDUCK.
Electric Blue Flowers is part of the In Focus exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum. Curated by Joshua Chuang of NY Public Library, Rebecca Senf and April Watson.
in the space of summer
Elizabeth Chiles, Karen Elizabeth Cleveland, and Olivia Valentine
August 5 – September 10, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, August 5, 7:00 pm
whitespec, 814 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Elizabeth Chiles (from Austin, TX), Karen E. Cleveland (from Boone, NC) and Olivia Valentine (from Chicago, IL) met at Hambidge during their fellowships in the summer of 2014. The three began a dialogue as they saw overlapping interests in ideas and work. In the Space of Summer includes work that investigates their experiences at Hambidge of the landscape as a place of spiritual renewal and resource, and also as an architecture to both marvel at and look through.
Chiles’ work is made observing mimicry and patterning in nature and collaging images together to create works in celebration of the natural world and the human place within it. Sacred geometry, weaving, Rorschach, architecture and the margins of perception are areas that define the final images. The pieces in this show are composites of situations and experiences Chiles had in the Hambidge landscape, and were particularly inspired by the richness of the temperate rainforest.
Cleveland’s work explores the body’s intimate relationship and silent conversation with nature. Works investigate fleeting moments of belonging to slants of sunlight, the fecund earth aroma of North Georgia and other unseen energy thriving below the surface of the forest. Her drawings represent the moment of connection and surrender, where boundaries between Self and the natural world drop. Her work touches on her Cherokee heritage, and experiences in the Hambidge landscape and Rabun Gap area.
Valentine is showing a new large-scale lace piece, based on the windows of her studio at Hambidge. Created through labor-intensive weaving, the triptych speaks to the specificity of the windows in her space as well as larger ideas of boundaries and movement between physical and psychological spaces.