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Peaks and Valleys

Painting
Sale price$ 5,700

Oil and mixed media on canvas

These recent paintings present Elrod's continued exploration of the body as a point of departure for her take on abstraction and sensuality. Across the series, Brush the Heat evokes a temporal, twilight atmosphere where figures and their parts become shapes that interplay as the imagery shifts in and out of recognition. The works toggle between transparency and opacity; they invite the viewer to the edge of knowing. Elrod also relates to these paintings as landscapes; they are poetic spaces that both contain and become the body. Her imagery playfully encourages the viewer into multiple readings of the quasi-representational forms.

Stemming from imagination and memory, Elrod cultivates her imagery through innumerable ink and gouache works on paper. The paintings begin on unstretched canvas directly on the wall. She then builds the surface using acrylic, oils, graphite, and pastels of all kinds, often alternately layering and removing. The surfaces both reflect and pursue embodiment in all its ineffable, fleeting, absurd or profound moments.

In the stare, so in between
I’m feeling bold, I’m in a dream
I am a mess, I am no god
It’s just the flesh that burned under the stars

- Little Dragon

Size: 54 x 62 inches
“By letting go of anatomical rules, the works become more like poetic spaces. I’ve been cultivating pictorial simplifications of body parts and using them to complicate notions of a “universal” experience of living in a body.”
-Georgia Elrod
Georgia Elrod

About the Artist

Georgia Elrod

Painter Georgia Elrod’s work was recently featured in New American Paintings #146 curated by New York Magazine's Jerry Saltz. Additional features include Architectural Digest, ArtMaze, and Vice / Garage. Elrod is co-director of the artist-run gallery Underdonk in New York, and co-curated at Heliopolis Gallery from 2012-2015.

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Current Exhibition

Echoes of Being

Group Show
April 12 - May 28

Tappan
8200 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA

View the Exhibition

Peaks and Valleys
Peaks and Valleys Sale price$ 5,700