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Elizabeth Gerdeman

10 Jan - 24 Jan 2015

Vernissage 9 Jan 2015 at 7pm

Finissage and Artist Talk 24 Jan 2015 at 7pm

Do bis
 Sa 15 - 19 Uhr

Opening hours:
Thursday - Saturday 3pm-7pm

Elizabeth Gerdeman (Columbus, OH, USA, 1980) graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2004 where she majored in Fine Arts and minored in both Art History and Art Therapy. In 2006, she was awarded a University Fellowship from The Ohio State University, and in 2008 she received her MFA in Art and a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Fine Arts with concentrations in Contemporary Art History and Social Geography.
In 2010, Elizabeth received the Greater Columbus Arts Council's Dresden/Saxony Artist Residency in Germany for the duration of three months. As a result of the artist residency, in 2011 Elizabeth returned to Dresden and maintained a studio and curatorial practice there at the artist-run organization geh8 Kunstram and Ateliers e.V. She currently resides in Leipzig, Germany, where she is participating as a guest in an Installation and Space course at the Hochschule fur Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig. In her artwork, Elizabeth explores perceptions of place utilizing landscape as both a genre and a medium, and has shown her work in national and international exhibitions.

Elizabeth Gerdeman expands on her fascination of landscape as cultural construct by creating new works for the upcoming exhibition Color Coded. Using painting as a platform to experiment with new compositional and material combinations, she investigates a vocabulary of nature as it is used in advertisements, particularly those of home improvement supplies promoting an upgraded environment through landscape associations and imagery. By combining materials associated with interior walls like crown molding, latex paint, drywall and picture frames, Color Coded confronts contemporary notions of displaying the outdoors within domestic spaces while calling attention to the role and value of landscape as commercial good.

Für Color Coded schafft Elizabeth Gerdeman neue Werke, die ihre eingehende Faszination für Landschaft als kulturelles Konstrukt erweitern. Sie experimentiert mit neuen Kompositionen und Materialkombinationen und nutzt dafür die Malerei als Plattform für ihre Auseinandersetzung. In ihrer Arbeit untersucht Gerdeman den Wortschatz von Naturbeschreibungen, der aktiv für die Werbung von Ausbauprodukten verwendet wird.
Durch die Zusammenstellung von Materialien, die zur Dekoration der Innenräume genutzt werden, wie Zierleisten, Latexfarbe, Rigips und Bilderrahmen, konfrontiert Color Coded zeitgenössische Vorstellungen der Naturimitation im Wohnraum, wobei auf die Rolle und den Wert der Landschaft als kommerzielle Ware aufmerksam gemacht wird.
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In the talk DECODED: Research on Landscape Use, Colors, and Illusions, Elizabeth will present her current artwork and research in which she explores perceptions of place utilizing landscape as both a genre and a medium.
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