Elisabeth Condon

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Natural Proclivities

Curated by Kim Power and Melanie Vote

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 24, 6pm – 8pm
Artist Panel Discussion: Wednesday, June 13, 6pm – 8pm 

May 24 through July 27, 2018
Tuesday – Saturday, 12 noon – 6pm

Shirley Fiterman Art Center
81 Barclay Street 
New York, NY 10007
Tel: 212-776-5631

Ucross Foundation Fellow

April 16 - May 11, 2018
Sheridan, WY

Spectrum III

Spectrum III
March 15 - April 20, 2018
Reception: Thursday March 15, 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Art Center Sarasota
707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
Nathan Skiles, a Ringling professor, curates the annual Spectrum exhibit by recruiting three artists and mixing and matching their work in a single gallery.
This year, the space will feature Elisabeth Condon, Sue Havens and Kristen Schiele. “It’s sort of anti-collaboration,” Skiles says. “They don’t know who the other artists are going to be. The goal is to bring something together that can harmonize, but not so much that one person loses their identity. It should be a bit of a mystery, something that is revealed even to the artists.”

-Thomas Becnel, HeraldTribune.com, March 11, 2018

Wallpaper Dragon

Wallpaper Dragon
Wednesday, March 7, 2 to 3 PM
Platform 4, The Gallery (2014 - ) by Wang Xin
Presented by de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong, Armory Show, Pier 94

Wallpaper Dragon presents a single 129.54cm x 1005.84cm roll of watercolor paper undulating over the walls across the floor and exterior space of The Gallery. The scroll-like paper, literally supported by the Gallery walls, spills over and beyond them. Color and ink flow and merge together, containing imagery of goddesses and warriors with patterns from Condon's mother’s fabrics and wallpapers that further complicate the surface and unfolding of time.
The theme of the installation is freedom to re-imagine decor as the intersection between nature and culture. For an hour the Gallery contains a synthetic landscape transgressing the natural boundaries of its physical space.
The installation expands upon earlier site-specific installations made after Condon returned from China in 2014. Since then, her mother's vintage wallpapers and fabrics inspire her to incorporate the décor in her childhood home as a formative artistic influence. As a child Condon experienced the repeated patterns as confining, a trap. Now, setting the patterns and images free in a river of free-floating associations redefines the improvisational tecniques of scroll painting in dimensional space.
-Rangsook Yoon