ELIZABETH GOURLAY ~ TEMPOS
Fox Gallery NYC presents a solo exhibition of Elizabeth Gourlay’s artwork created over the two-year period between 2013 – 2015. Travels to Spoleto and Berlin during this time influenced her ideas of color and form .
Gourlay presents us with deceptively simple and strong compositions. If one carefully looks at her work, the reward is in the revealing of complex structures at once playful and serious. From within paint, collage, ink and graphite emerge her love of music, architecture and nature. Rich in emotional content, these elements drive her compositions, color combinations, layering of line and form filtered through a broad range of cultural influences and art making techniques.
ELIZABETH GOURLAY received her MFA from Yale University. She is the recipient of several grants and fellowships, including two Individual Artist State Grants from the DECD/Connecticut Office of the Arts. Gourlay traveled to paint on the Andrew Grant Traveling Scholarship while at Edinburgh college of Art and had three fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center. At the invitation of Carol LeWitt, Gourlay has worked at the Sol Lewitt studio in Spoleto Italy for four of the last five summers. Her work is shown nationally and internationally including MASS MOCA, The National Academy and School of Fine Arts, The Cummings Center at Connecticut College, the Hecksher Museum and the Widener Gallery at Trinity College, and at the Drawing Center NYC.