Earthy Delights at Re institute

*** Earthly Delights ***
curated by Julie Torres, Ellen Letcher, Susan Jennings
The Re institute
Millerton, NY
July 20th- August 24th
opening Saturday July 20th 4-7pm, followed by potluck

"The works in Earthly Delights will be installed directly on the gallery floor— without supports, pedestals, or work on the walls— to create an intimate and tantalizing installation without the hierarchy of placement. By exhibiting artwork on a level playing field, the curators hope to enable a grounding experience of attentive and active looking."

Adrian Meraz, Alan Weiner, Alexander Ross, Becca Van K, Carl D’Alvia, Carole Kunstadt, Christina Tenaglia, Claire Sherwood, Claudia Tienan, Colin O'Con, Courtney Puckett, Courtney Tramposh, Dan Devine, Daniella Dooling, Diane Dwyer, Elisa Lendvay, Elisa Soliven, George Spencer, Gelah Penn, Gretchen Carlson, Guy Walker, Huma Bhabha, Jeff Starr, Joan Grubin, Jonah and Lu Lu, Judy Pfaff, Katharine Umsted, Katie Schimert, Katinka Mann, KK Kozik, Laura Kaufman, Leah Guadagnoli, Linda Stillman, Madison LaVallee, Mary Chatham, Matt Frieburghaus, Meg Lipke, Michelle Segre, Millicent Young, Miss Expanding Universe, Nami Assir, Nancy Shaver, Nicole Cherubini, Nika Kanamoto, Nurya Chana, Peter Dudek, Polly Apfelbaum, Stuart Farmery, Stephen Maine, Susan Meyer, Susan Scott, Tamara Zahaykevich, Terri Moore, Will Hutnick, Will Simons

A work of mine is included in the 2019 White Columns Benefit Auction Exhibition. Please join in supporting this wonderful place.


ON VIEW MAY 18 - 29

AUCTION: WEDNESDAY / MAY 29 / 2019 / 6:30PM

Elisa Lendvay. Shuffle (Lil Yellow). 2018. Aluminum, paper clay, bottle caps, acrylic paint and medium, marble dust
3 x 6 x 4 inches

Upcoming at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Madness in Vegetables, Curated by Alyson Baker and Candice Madey

Madness in Vegetables: Hudson Valley Artists 2019
Curated by Alyson Baker and Candice Madey
June 15 – November 10, 2019
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries

Bob Barry | Julie Evans | Mara Held | Virginia Lavado | Elisa Lendvay | Claudia McNulty | David Nyzio | Phyllis Gay Palmer | Libby Paloma | Lauren Piperno | Scott Serrano | Jackie Shatz | Linda Stillman | Jean-Marc Superville Sovak | Christina Tenaglia | scrap wrenn | Roberta Ziemba
I am dreaming of the trees that devote themselves to an unending search for aerial balance...Such is the life of a fig tree, like a poet’s: the search for light and the difficulty of remaining in it. There are apple trees that prefer the beauty of their fruit to the maintenance of their balance and so they break. They are mad. 
—Francis Jammes, Pensées des Jardins (Paris, 1906)
Madness in Vegetables cites the playful title of a poem by Francis Jammes, a French writer born in 1868 who is best known for his turn from the fashionable 19th c. Symbolist movement, instead drawing inspiration from the natural world and a rustic life far from the decadent center of Parisian literary circles.

Artists in the exhibition address the enticing beauty and repellent brutality of nature; the political and civic implications of choosing a rural life; our rapidly changing climate; the wild character of plants, gardens, forests, and fauna; the relevance, power and forms of anthropomorphic mythmaking; and poetic and fantastical interpretations of the woodlands.

I'm happy to be part of this fantastic exhibit 'FreeHand' curated by Angela Conant at Sardine Gallery in Brooklyn, NY

curated by Angela Conant

Featuring work by Juan Pablo Baene, Angela Conant, Beka Goedde, Bradford Kessler, Elisa Lendvay, Rachel Ostrow, and Kiki Smith

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 27, 6 - 9 pm
Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, June 9, 2019

SARDINE is pleased to present a group show titled FreeHand, curated by Angela Conant, which features a diverse range of artwork by Juan Pablo Baene, Angela Conant, Beka Goedde, Bradford Kessler, Elisa Lendvay, Rachel Ostrow, and Kiki Smith. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, April 27, from 6 to 9 pm and will be up through Sunday, June 9, 2019.

From curator Angela Conant:

'FreeHand' presents work that is made without plan or premeditation, other than a kind of bodily memory. Each work by the seven artists in this exhibition came to being not from a template, but as readily as a spoken word borne directly from a thought. Unlike verbal language, each move or mark was made ad hoc, in response to the last, as the artist’s inner thinking was assembled into visual form.

While improvisational methodology has been well traversed in drawing, notably by the surrealists, 'FreeHand' shows how intuition can lead in other media, such as stone, painting, and printmaking. The artists in this group see-saw from representation to abstraction, from two-dimensions to three, making real-time decisions using X-Actos, Dremmels and squeegees.

This exhibition celebrates the unique individual viewpoint as a hopeful guide forward. While consensus functions to merge and smooth diversity, these artworks delineate distinct facets of perspective. The works on view each present a progression of ideas like points to be connected, rather than didactic connective material between points. They present unassuming options and questions, and do not insist on their own correctness. Reveling in the honesty of instinct, they seek not the dull comfort of homogeneity. In a global consciousness wherein generalization has reached a dangerous zenith, 'FreeHand' elevates the invaluable, minute intricacies of individual thought.

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