Tatiana Flis & Elizabeth Alexander
August 28–September 29, 2019
Reception: Friday, September 6, 2019, 5:00–8:00 PM
Tea and Talk: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 3:00–4:00 PM
Remainder Remains offers a rich combination of abstract and concrete imagery. In highlighting that which has been left behind, the exhibit evokes the memory of what has been taken, forgotten, lost, or stolen. An initial impression reveals other potential realities, as in a counterfactual narrative, and gradually discloses their layers of meaning.
Through the use of found imagery and collage, common threads emerge between the two artists. They each unearth elements of human behavior and emotion that we culturally tend to ignore. In addition, “Remainder Remains” features drawing and sculpture, and includes a sound and image series referencing the Gardner art heist. Throughout the gallery, the artists’ shared themes of disappearance and desire take hold. The result is an exhibition of generational loss and the marks of what remains.