grayDUCK Gallery presents Elizabeth Chiles & John Swanger: Lumens & Currents opening reception
The exhibition Lumens & Currents comes out of several years of dialogue between the artists regarding their work and inquires into life. The artists’ works interact and form conversations around questions of luminosity, surface, materials, color and practices of close attention.
Elizabeth Chiles will be showing several new works made with a range of techniques and processes. These include collaged photo-based works, a group of lumen prints in which the inner lives of plants seem to radiate from within, a large tapestry on semi-transparent fabric and a group of paintings made with fruit and flower pigments, whose photosynthetic nature will cause them to expose and shift throughout the course of the exhibition.
John Swanger will be showing paintings from a recent body of work, Current Paintings, which explore structure and spaciousness. Related works give further insight into his sensibility and relationship to materials. In addition, he will be showing a selection of aluminum leaf works on reclaimed landscape or flower paintings. These works emphasize the topography of painting, the desire to reconstruct images and meanings, and speak to the mirrored aspects of looking.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through January 15, 2017.