2731 Prospect Contemporary Art permanently closed on April 22, 2017
Seen not Heard is Elizabeth Emery’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. She had previously shown with the William Busta Gallery and joined 2731 Prospect last year. Her latest exhibition features an engaging mix of biomorphic sculpture paired with colorful collage works. With both the sculptures and the collages, her jarring combinations of textures, surfaces and colors highlight the features of these varied and disparate components.
Best known as a sculptor, Elizabeth has moved her three-dimensional work forward in an engaging new direction by literally throwing found objects into the mix. Bits of recognizable objects – a plastic horse, a flag, a fence – emerge from the taut plaster skin and engage viewers by trying to make sense of an unknowable history. This collected debris from everyday life offers unexpected focal points between the folds of contorted plaster.
Elizabeth has had solo exhibitions at the William Busta Gallery; the Sculpture Center in Cleveland; the Bliss Gallery at Youngstown State University; and the Bunnell Street Art Center in Homer, AK. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at MOCA in Cleveland; Alfred University; Zygote Press, Trestle Gallery in NY; and Urban Arts Space in Columbus amongst other venues. She has received awards including an Art Box commission in Cleveland; an Ohio Arts Council Excellence Award; and MOCA’s Nesnadny + Schwartz Visiting Curator Award. She has received a Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency in Homer, AK and also a Jentel Artist Residency in Banner, WY.
Elizabeth received a BA in Art History & Italian Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and received a MFA from the School of Art & Design, Alfred University. Elizabeth lives in Cleveland.
Please join us in the gallery on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 pm for an artist’s talk by Elizabeth Emery.
Opening Reception on Friday, October 21, 6:00 – 9:00 pm