Elisabeth Condon

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Winter Workspace 2017

January 3 - March 26, 2017
Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill
675 West 252nd Street
Bronx, NY 10471-2899 

Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Its mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.

Each winter, Wave Hill uses Glyndor Gallery as studio spaces for artists in the Winter Workspace Program, now in its eighth year. Twelve artists will create new work and develop ongoing projects, using the exceptional gardens, woodland setting and plant collections as sources of inspiration. Representing a variety of artistic practices and mediums, each artist is in residence over one of two a six-week sessions.

There are a variety of opportunities for visitors to learn about the creative process behind each artist’s studio practice. Each of the two sessions includes culminating Open Studios, artist-led workshops for visitors to participate in hands-on art activities and Drop-In Sundays on February 26 and March 5, 12, 19, from 1–3PM.

Unnatural Life at Emerson-Dorsch

February 10 - March 31, 2017
Opening Reception / Grand Opening:
 Friday, February 10, 2017 6 - 9 PM


In her exhibition UNNATURAL LIFE, Elisabeth Condon’s luscious paintings layer vivid abstraction and decorative flowers and birds. These paintings seem at first to be pure pleasure, for they revel in color, paint and compositional complexity. Look longer and uneasiness blooms. The symbols depicted within the paintings bear heady and emotional references to feminism, environmental and national politics. Condon manages this with loaded symbols – bird and flower representations culled from decorative fabric patterns in her mother’s home – and by an extraordinary control over paint’s materiality and color and its emotional range. The symbol is a hook calling for a feminist reading of the history of decoration, especially in the United States, and a feminist critique of North American abstract expressionist painting by extension. Erica Ando writes in her essay about UNNATURAL LIFE: “Condon’s paintings permit birds, flowers and decoration to sit alongside expressions of angst and tensity, as well as beauty, as part of women’s, and human, experience.” This permission “manifests a feminist acknowledgement of individual experience.”

Nasty Women Fundraiser

Organized by Roxanne Jackson and Jessamyn Fiore
January 12 - 15, 2017
Opening Thursday, January 12, 7 - 10 PM
Knockdown Center

59-50 54th St.
Maspeth, NY 11378

Utopia Station

January 31-February 28, 2017
Crawford Campus Center Gallery
Episcopal Academy
1785 Bishop White Drive
Newtown, PA 19073

Utopia Station is an exhibition originally curated by: Molly Nesbit, Hans-Ulrich
Obrist, Rirkrit Tiravanija for the Venice Biennale in 2003. Utopia Station at EA is where the Crawford Campus Center Gallery becomes“a stop or a meeting place in both real and figurative sense”, presenting a selection of posters chosen for the original exhibition. In addition, as in the original Utopia Station, the gallery will serve as a central place for exhibitions, performances and meetings.