Elise Thompson

Region: South

Website: http://elisethompson.com

City / State: Tallahassee, FL

My objects consist of dichotomies. Translucent textiles over wooden frames offer a delicate surface with an assertive support. Paint application is nuanced in some areas and clumsy in others, shifting back and forth between ethereal stains, loud color, and material textures. Shapes shift between the organic and the geometric, the nonrepresentational and the slightly familiar. Similar gestures take form in three-dimensional works that lean against walls or stand lightly on their own. Plywood, covered or left bare, is cut to evoke the abstract paintings, but also furniture and figures. There are moments that call on something specific while avoiding it at the same time, revealing hidden, partial secrets in crevices and behind layers when the viewer explores what is concealed.