Elizabeth Chiles + Julie Nathanielsz

Weave is an exhibition that begins with a central question of how to express visually various points of intersection of our lives and the breath, light and time that holds them.

Works include natural pigment paintings made from wild flowers and grasses, and collages created from collections of images made as I move around an object, and then combine, reconfigure and shift them responding to the mind’s eye and the sensuous take-aways connected to a place. Their final formats are determined by their relationship to place-making.

Weave’s programs include a workshop and performance, entitled SEED/BED (part of Fusebox festival), by Julie Nathalielsz, a dancer, whose shared questions around body, perception and personalized place-making has shaped my thinking about the work presented in Weave.

A poetry book release and reading at The Contemporary’s Laguna Gloria, and a workshop exploring multi-dimensional color co-taught with artist and color theory guru Luanne Stovall, will take place in May.

More information about the exhibition and these programs is at grayduckgallery.com

From Fusebox Elizabeth Chiles spends a lot of time thinking about color and light. For her new exhibition Weave at grayDUCK Gallery, she brings together paintings and collage that center on the body, perception, and personal placemaking. These works are further inspired by conversations with long time friend, dancer Julie Nathanielsz. During the run of the exhibition, Nathanielsz’s response in the dialogue will take the form of a solo performance and workshop entitled SEED/BED that focuses on ways of looking and the positioning of oneself in space. The movement, litheness, and natural themes of Chiles 2D works are accentuated by Nathanielsz choreography and activation of the exhibition space, which ultimately spills out of the gallery and onto East Cesar Chavez.


grayDUCK Gallery, project fiscal sponsor: fluent~collaborative, City of Austin Department of Economic Development, Julie Nathanielsz, Andrea Mellard at The Contemporary Austin, Luanne Stovall

More information about the exhibition and these programs is at grayduckgallery.com

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