Exhibit curator, Sigrid Trumpy, met with fellow artists Neil Harpe and Cassandra Kabler to explore this show together. We hope you’ll enjoy their walk through the gallery.
“The (titled) subject has all but disappeared in this painting, submerging into pure abstraction and space that is layered and supercharged with color, overlaid and interrupted with black lines that hint at his subject and what he envisioned. Attachment to the subject is almost gone, with just peeking hints of fruit or flower or reflected self-portrait.
The relationship of foreground to background is unsettled.
I am drawn to the way Elliott applied his paint in Fruit at the Window #9, laying it down mater-of-factly, not to be distracted from his vision— yet those places in the painting where his paint has partially covered the line are the most intriguing.”