This is a stunning exhibit with Elizabeth Gargas & Elizabeth Lind. On exhibit Feb 2- 26
Despite their different mediums of choice, the two featured artists inCoastal Living Gallery's current exhibition share more than the same first name. E2 features paintings by Elizabeth Gargas and sculpture byElizabeth Lind, all of which have a heavy focus around the female form and character. In Gargas' newest series, her paintings present a stage upon which a story of gritty truths unravels. Because the work is largely personal, many of the frames feature a female character amongst other features, crouching in tall grasses or floating down a wetlands river with arms spread. Of her intentions, Gargas says, "Humans have a tendency to covet ideas and experiences as a way of definition and identity. I am interested in reflecting that notion by constructing a space filled with these coveted things. The things are experienced and found: a composition, a feeling, a moment of light, a dream or a memory that have been collected and curated over the years." Elizabeth Lindcontinues to feature the female form as she explores the context of the female experience through her works of sculpture. The sensuality and timelessness of being female lives in the center of her art and the incorporation of symbols provides a unique language to express emotions, sexuality, relationships, vulnerability and strength. "All of my art making is tied to sculpture as I gravitate to the concrete presence of three-dimensional form," Lind says of her process. "Most of my works are stone as I love the fluid nature of direct carving—searching for forms under the skin of the stone's surface and working towards a simple elegance." Lind also creates clay and mixed media sculptures to offset the time-consuming carving process of stone and to practice flexibility. The works of both Elizabeth's are on view in E2, showing at Coastal Living Gallery now through Friday, February 26 An artist receptionis set for this Saturday, February 13 from 3 - 5 p.m.