Confetti & Distress / Honey & Suspicion | September 11 – November 21, 2015
The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery will host a solo exhibition of works by Sacramento artist, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, from September 11th – November 21st, 2015. O’Connor’s work is situated between the tender and grotesque; she re-purposes found objects, thrifted textiles, and detritus to build breathtaking anthropomorphic sculptures that at once entice and repulse, but undoubtedly resonate.
She says of her work:
“I want the struggle to stand upright to be easily perceived; I want the fatigue, vulnerability and weakness to be present, but also a certain resourcefulness…all the realities of our lives— war, political and economical headlines, the struggles that happen out on the streets… all these topics mash up with my interest in posture, gesture, and the rendering of expressions.”
Please join us for an exciting opening reception with O’Connor on Friday, September 11th at 7pm in the Shaw Gallery. We promise…you won’t be disappointed!
*O’Connor will give a public artist lecture on Thursday, September 10th at 7pm in Room 120 of the Ethel Wattis Kimball Visual Arts Building.
This exhibition is made possible through generous support from: Stephanie Harpst, Dr. Jack D. & Bonnie R. Wahlen, Lawrence T. Dee & Janet T. Dee Foundation, Mark E. & Lola G. Austad Endowment for Visual Arts, Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities, and the Weber County RAMP tax initiative.