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Thornhill Gallery Presents: Freeze Frame, current works on paper by Liz Smith

Love Town, oil on canvas, 2016 by Liz Smith
Love Town, oil on canvas, 2016 by Liz Smith.

Freeze Frame will be on display inside the Thornhill Gallery from Oct. 28 through Dec. 16, 2021. Hours are Monday – Thursday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

“The work I make is a collection of visual information I encounter in my day-to-day life. I feel that there is beauty peeking through the piles along my path. In my real life, these various piles are a challenge, but in my work, they become my vocabulary and reflective of the chaos I’m feeling internally. I always work on collages and small sculptures alongside the paintings, and they are an important outlet from paintings that stand on their own. The smaller scale collages and paper sculptures keep my work engaged when I can not spend hours in the studio.

“In the last year, my paper sculptures have been more of a focus, and are constantly evolving the work, which is exciting. The size and material I use may fluctuate, but I continue to rely on my intuition as an inherent and important quality of the work.  My typical approach to beginning new work may include combining fashion ads, nature images, maps, or photographs. My color inspiration may derive from my mood, color theory, crayon piles, glitter glue, or paint swatches. Together, these disparate elements create idealized moments, gestures, or pieces of an unsolvable puzzle.” — Liz Smith

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