A selection of paintings by artist Elena Redmond. Transitioning from the mediums of printmaking, lithography, and embroidery toward acrylic and oil paint, Redmond’s current work involves the collection, documentation, organization, and reinterpretation of these traditions through layers of personal materials and meditations about the self as well as the work historically undertaken by women:
“I think about things like physical and emotional scale of the self portrait, affection, longing and leisure, the way we talk about ourselves, the hands that hold me and the things I tell myself at the dinner table… I curate materials based on specific tactile qualities and their potential to be densely layered. These materials allow me to pose questions about flatness, volume, and a space between the illusory two-dimensional plane and the more malleable three-dimensional plane…. I believe my work asks strong questions about the potential cultural worth and high-art value of these repetitive, domestic tasks and the bodies that execute those tasks. Through my practice of making, I fight to reclaim this term ‘women’s work,’ and give it new ground in relation to choice, expectations and the female body.”
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