Paintings





Elise’s recent paintings explore autobiographical narratives through depictions of theatrical/pop-cultural visual tropes and abstract cultural/geographically-tied symbolism. Her stark imagery and use of traditionally domestic materials draw on concepts of gender, sexuality, ethno-cultural status, and socio-economic identity tied to contemporary and historical power structures embedded in the American south, particularly those that exist within domestic environments.




Game
2018-19
Approx. 12 ft x 12 ft x 15 ft (varies by installation)
Gouache, graphite, and gesso on cotton dish towels and yellow dusters, thread (hand-sewn), dust sheets, tarpaulin, varnish, safety pins,  polyester filling





Blow Up
2018-19
Approx. 183 X 127 x 30 cm. (varies by installation)
Gouache and gesso on cotton dish towels and yellow dusters, thread (hand-sewn), armature wire, polyester stuffing

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Boy
2018
Approx. 156 x 180 x 72 cm. (varies by instillation) 
Gouache, gesso and varnish on cotton dish towels and yellow dusters, thread (hand-sewn), found objects and polyester stuffing

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Texas Thanksgiving
2018
243 x 274 x 10 cm. (varies by installation)
Gouache, gesso, and graphite on tea towels (hand sewn, cut), thread, nails









Good Boy
2018
45 x 60 x 20 cm (varies by installation)
Gouache and gesso on commercial tea towels and yellow dusters, thread (hand-sewn), polyester stuffing, nails.







Annie
2019
60 x 45 x 1 cm
Gouache and gesso on board







Bronco
2019
25 x 40
Gouache on paper






Toolshed
2019
35 x 60 x 10 cm (varies by installation)
Gouache and gesso on commercial tea towels and yellow dusters, thread (hand-sewn), polyester stuffing, safety pins, hanger.









Revelations
2017-18
90 x 150 x 5 cm (varies by installation)
Gouache, gesso, and graphite on tea towels (hand sewn, cut), nails, thread.






Cherubim
2019
35 x 60 x 5 cm
Gouache and varnish on dish towels, thread (hand sewn), tarpaulin, wire hanger, safety pins










Davy
2018
137 x 213 x 3 cm
Gouache, gesso, and thread (hand-sewn) on tea towels.










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