Elise P. Church

May 7-28, 2016

Elise P. Church,  L.A. Skyline , 2015, acrylic, ink and gesso on paper

Elise P. Church, L.A. Skyline, 2015, acrylic, ink and gesso on paper

Elise P. Church

Church exhibits photo collages, painting and an installation of photo fragments. To capture her nostalgia for the 1960s, Church works with discarded and forgotten materials, such as scraps of kitchen wallpaper or old family photos. The artist also uses old photos as reference for her paintings, and she carefully mimics the subtle, desaturated tones of the analog age of photography. Salvaging and recycling the printed photograph in a digital world is important for the artist because, she writes “nothing feels permanent anymore”. Church’s work recaptures the elusive “lost presence “ of a past time.

Elise P. Church is a mixed-media artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She has studied at the Lacoste School of Arts (Lacoste, France), Parsons School of Design (Paris, France) and Cooper Union (New York, NY). Recent exhibitions venues include Proto Gallery (Hoboken, NY), Gallery Molly Krom (New York, NY) and Castello 925 (Venice, Italy)