“Notes on a Landscape” is an exhibition of new mixed media work by Elisabeth Condon that opens on Friday, August 26 at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery on the Lee campus of Edison State College.
Condon is one of Florida’s premier painters. In her work, she overlays places she has lived and traveled in landscapes where Yuan Dynasty scrolls seem to meet the Flintstones.
Her paintings, collages and drawings combine improvisational pours of paint, sketchbook drawings and digital projections to establish idiosyncratic compositions. Heeding the Tang Dynasty dictum of landscape as a fusion of observation and memory, they interweave external and internal perceptions of particular locations. Working in oil, acrylic and ink, Condon shifts between volume and pattern, treating space like sections of a scroll that are cut out and then overlapped.
Condon’s work has been included in exhibitions at Song Zhuang Museum, Beijing; Shenghua Art Centre, Nanjing; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Tampa Museum of Art, FL, Ft. Lauderdale Museum, FL and the Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT. In 2009 her work was featured in a survey exhibition at the Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA, for which a catalogue was published.
She is the recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. She has been selected for artist residencies in Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, Fountainhead, Miami, FL, Red Gate, Beijing, China, and Loft Nota Bene, Cadaques, Spain.
Previously Artist in Residence at the University of Knoxville, TN and the Ringling School of Art, Condon lectures at numerous universities and colleges including Cooper Union School of Art, Boston University, Mount Royal College of Art and Montclair State University. She is Associate Professor at the University of South Florida and alternates her time between Tampa and Brooklyn, NY.
Her work is represented by Lesley Heller Workspace, New York and Dorsch Gallery, Miami.
The opening reception for Ms.Condon is from 6-8 p.m. on August 26, with Ms. Condon giving a Gallery Talk that starts at 7 p.m. The exhibition runs through October 8, 2011. Hours at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. (The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays.)
For more information, please visit Ms. Condon’s website, the Bob Rauschenberg’s website, or call 239-489-9313.