Elisabeth Condon at Lesley Heller
New York Sun Online Edition
By Franklin Einspruch
April 12, 2011
"Exploded pours of paint determine the initial compositions in my paintings," according to Elisabeth Condon, whose exhibition at Lesley Heller Workspace opens this evening, 6-8 PM. "To their improvisational shapes and translucent colors I add images and idioms from places lived or traveled, particularly Asia. The multiple points of view, stacked spaces and expressive brushwork in Chinese painting are a major influence in my work. Walking through an Asian city immerses me in a landscape that combines 1960s Los Angeles and contemporary Manhattan, fusing childhood and adulthood together. Such factors flatten the spatial dimension and heighten the visual sense, as if roaming inside a traditional Chinese scroll."
Courtesy Lesley Heller Workspace
and the artist
Immolation House, 2010
24 x 20 inches
acrylic on linen
Elisabeth Condon: Climb the Black Mountain starts today and runs through May 15 at Lesley Heller Workspace, 54 Orchard Street, between Hester and Grand streets, 212-410-6120
Franklin Einspruch is an artist and writer.