January 12 – March 6, 2017
Elizabeth Stone’s imagery is a pursuit of observation, reflection and wonder. Diligent and patient she courageously lets her work lead her through discovery to understanding. We are the beneficiaries of her keen insights and meticulous unearthing of inscriptions in plain sight as she lends her viewer a breath-taking glimpse into the magnitude of the order of things. Like a Mary Oliver poem, an image composed by Stone, holds sacred secrets, a loving awareness of the infinity of the natural world and all creatures that move upon it. Stone reflects our place in the wild awe of it all.
The following compilation features work from four separate series; Positive/Negative, Making Tracks, At the Horizon, and 40 Moons. Each full series is available to view at http://www.elizabethstone.com.
Elizabeth Stone is a Montana based visual artist whose work explores perception and mark making by combining her study of photography and drawing with biology and digital technology. The duality of art and science is a strong influence and she frequently looks to the natural environment as a point of departure when considering her own place in the world and the marks she makes. Influenced by artists as diverse as Harry Callahan, Cy Twombly and Agnes Martin, she uses a strict practice to push what is expected of the photographic medium.
Elizabeth’s studies of place and passage of time typically extends for years before she produces a
portfolio of limited edition prints. She is grateful for the many artist in residence fellowships that she has been awarded which provide her with concentrated focus for creating original work while engaging in stimulating intellectual dialog with other artists.
Sybylla Smith is an independent curator, educator and consultant of fine art photography. Smith has curated over 25 solo and group exhibitions featuring work by 75 international photographers in exhibitions in Boston, New York, Mexico, and Columbia. As an adjunct professor, guest lecturer and thesis advisor Smith has taught at Emmanuel College, Hofstra University, Wellesley College, Snow College, Harvard University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts and School of Visual Arts/New York. She teaches a unique curriculum focused on creativity and concept development for photographers. As a consultant to arts and educational organizations Smith recently worked with Lesley University College of Art and Design on developing and implementing event and educational programming for Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty, a traveling exhibition of 148 images originating from the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. Smith collaborates with individual photographers to edit, sequence and write about their work.