Elisa Contemporary Art is pleased to present "Through her Eyes: A Southern California Perspective of our World". This two-woman show features Southern California Abstract artists Kimber Berry and Stephanie Cate. It will open on February 16th and run through May 25th.
Our artists interpret the universe in art – revealing their impressions of our environment on earth both naturally created and impacted by our human interactions, as well as our surrounding planets.
The exhibit will include two series by Kimber Berry - Liquid Landscapes and Plastic Gardens. Berry’s work represents the intersection of technology, nature and humanity. Her paintings are boldly colorful, in constant motion and multi-dimensional. She masterfully integrates cut and layered digital elements imposed on paper and vinyl with pure paint creating a dance between the virtual world and the organic universe.
According to Berry, the Liquid Landscapes “are an organic somewhat abstract ocean-like environment selected for its peaceful calming effect and because it helps in opening up the mind to other levels of being. Our lives are made up of constructed environments.”
In the Plastic Gardens series, Berry explores the human impact on our natural environment – how we relate to and manipulate nature. “How are we, as a society, going to create harmony and balance with the Earth? Is the creation of plastic gardens enough to offset the damage we're doing?.. Using digitally manipulated photographs of paint, natural and plastic organic plants and flowers along side and embedded in actual paint, the highly manipulated surfaces of my paintings illustrate how highly manipulated nature has become. We need to ask ourselves what is our true relationship with nature?”
From emerging Los Angeles artist, Stephanie Cate, we’ll be traveling far into space…approximately 390 million miles…and more precisely to the planet Jupiter. The exhibit will feature the Europa series, both paintings on Wood Panel, and studies on paper. This series is based on the moon, Europa and Cate’s fascination with this planet, it’s structure and the potential for life.
What: Through her Eyes: A Southern California Perspective of our World
Featured artists: Kimber Berry, Stephanie Cate
When: February 16, 2017 – May 25, 2017
Where: Elisa Contemporary Art, 5622 Mosholu Avenue, Riverdale NY 10471
Hours: Thursdays 12pm – 5:00pm; and by appointment (Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends)