Ellen Siebers: Sunbathers

Closes: August 19th

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Sunbathers is a series of paintings inspired by the confined space found in both interior and exterior environments. The use of the square as object-like reference without spatial hierarchy acts as both a container and a window to present a flattened and abstracted view into the figurative subjects, domestic objects, and the circumstances in which they exist. These gestures and concepts are filtered through an observational experience that is individually and specifically human; an experience also used as a pragmatic approach to painting. The mind’s eye acts as presence in the experience of digesting experience, with continuous limitations and visual processes which necessitate us to link together a series of images, perspectives, and perception. Acts of preservation or reanimation begin to feel like mythology; preserving something vital in paint is a matter of physicality and memory.