Date(s) - 10/11/2012
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Low Country by Elisabeth Condon
Memphis College of Art will be hosting a lecture by painter Elisabeth Condon on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. as a part of MCA’s visiting artist series. Elisabeth will be speaking to students, faculty and the public in Callicott Auditorium, Rust Hall (Overton Park) about her work and her career as an artist. Elisabeth combines Chinese “splashed ink” techniques with modern abstraction. “To make sense of and thus recover the contingent shapes that result from the pours,” she says, “I re-integrate sketchbook drawings, photos from my travels and snippets of Chinese scrolls to navigate the complex landscape of material and color.”
Elisabeth Condon was born in Los Angeles and educated at UCSD, UCLA, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design and School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Currently Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Condon is the recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. An enthusiastic traveler, Condon has attended the artist residencies Yaddo, Fountainhead, Grand Canyon Artist-in-Residence Program and Red Gate International Artist Residency, Beijing. Recent exhibition venues include the National Museum of Art, Beijing, the Pulse Art Fair, Miami and 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York. Condon’s work is represented by Dorsch Gallery, Miami, and Lesley Heller Workspace, New York. For more information, please visit http://www.elisabethcondon.com.