Elaine Defibaugh: Illuminated Collage
April 27 – May 26, 2013
Opening Reception: Fri., April 26, 6 – 9 pm
Elaine Defibaugh’s work combines elements from traditional landscapes with a pattern-based, decorative composition. She formally investigates painting as a site for the juxtaposition of the urban and the natural in an abstracted collage of continuity and rhythm. Defibaugh uses fluorescent paint, and illuminates her paintings under black light or natural light to suggest a contrast between the cityscape and landscape. This inspiration of light is a result of her observations while traveling throughout the national parks including the Tetons, Yellowstone, Zion, and Capital Reef. The light seen in cityscapes such as Time Square, Los Angeles, and the Vegas Strip also inform her work. Defibaugh received a Pollock/Krasner Individual Artist Grant in 2010 among other awards.
The Project Room exhibition series highlights superb emerging regional talent, illustrating South Floridaâ€™s evolution into an ever-expanding center for the creation and exhibition of contemporary art.