For the first time in Los Angeles, New York-based artist Eliza Geddes brings her painting and sculptures to Found Gallery for the month of December. Geddes’ new show “Surface Works” will present a combination of new mixed media sculptures and wall hangings - in addition to several paintings.
Primarily an abstract artist, Geddes’ work plays with surface, shape, texture, movement and balance. These elements are intuitively applied over subsequent layers of paint until a deliberate sense of rhythmic movement and balance is achieved.
Geddes' sculpture work further examines her interests in surface and texture and focuses on the deconstruction of the conventional use and form of canvas. Her assemblages examine the breakdown between painting and sculpture by combining painterly methods with sculptural uses of space. She often incorporates non-fine art materials such as T-shirts and other everyday objects along with conventional ones. Geddes also uses canvas in an untraditional way: ripping it up, sculpting it and treating it with various wood stains and other substances. By combining both mediums of painting and sculpture into one work of art, Geddes' sculpture work is an ongoing study of the two.
As with most abstract art, one must view the works to truly appreciate them. A preview of Geddes’ work is available at www.elizagedes.com.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Eliza Geddes resides in Manhattan. Major influences in Geddes' work have been Antoni Tapies, Eva Hesse, Robert Rauschenberg, Jackson Pollock and Cy Twombly.
Official Website: http://www.foundla.com/sys/shows/surface-works/
Added by cullenconly on November 21, 2007