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Liz Sweibel
Liz Sweibel, Untitled #2 (MOL Comfort, 6.27.13, 11.46 am) 2015, Post-Minimalist

2013

$900

About

These thread-and-vellum drawings document the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011. They began as a reaction to photographs of the devastated landscape, particularly images that captured the chaos in the language of the grid: homes upended, small aircraft scattered, shipping containers tossed, trains derailed. The series continued as a way to keep the Japanese people front-of-mind after our attention was directed toward the next crisis and the status of the profoundly damaged and dangerous Fukushima power plant became a back-page topic. These drawings are made by anchoring lines of thread to vellum with simple knots on the back. The knots are visible through the paper. The thread color was usually determined by the dominant color of the source photograph. The repetitive piercing and knotting are both soothing and disturbing. 10% of each sale is donated to the Japan Society by the artist. Biography Liz Sweibel is a multidisciplinary artist working in drawing, sculpture, installation, and digital photography and video. Her work uses a minimal, personal language of abstraction to transform and draw attention to the seemingly simple, ordinary events and interactions of life. Through subtle manipulation of materials and space, and references to shared and personal history, Sweibel’s work explores and reflects back fundamental experiences of our world and relationships. Her intention is to reinvigorate our awareness of the everyday so that we might bring a heightened quality of care to our daily living. Sweibel has participated in solo, two-person, and group exhibits in the Northeast and South, including NURTUREart, Ground Floor Gallery, R. Jampol Projects, Gallery Korea, and AG Gallery in New York; the Mills Gallery, HallSpace, and Montserrat College Gallery of Art in the Boston area; and the Medicine Factory in Memphis. Her work has also appeared in a number of on-line venues, including The Drawing Center Viewing Program and the literary publication Inertia Magazine. Sweibel received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and her MFA from Maine College of Art. She also holds a BA in English and an MA in Counseling. She lives and works in Brooklyn.

Details

  • Artist
    Liz Sweibel (American)
  • Creation Year
    2013
  • Dimensions
    Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Width: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    This work of art is framed by the artist. Frame size is 15 x 18 x 1 inches.
  • Gallery Location
    Greenwich, CT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU17226735132

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