Elif Soyer: Through

March 2-27, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, March 4, 2016, 5:30-8:00 pm

  • Elif Soyer

    Untitled, acrylic and pencil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches.

    Untitled
  • Elif Soyer

    Untitled, acrylic and pencil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches.

    Untitled
  • Elif Soyer

    Elements 1, acrylic, paper, and pencil on paper, 21 x 11 inches.

    Elements 1

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Elif Soyer's new series of large-scale paintings on canvas and smaller-scale paintings on paper, begun in the fall of 2014, focus on how memory and close observation may yield representation that registers experiences of memory, space, and time. The subject of these works include the root systems and branches of plants. She makes marks from recollection, rather than direct observation, resulting in graceful complexes of brown lines floating in fields of white. At times, the forms balance into rows, like scientific specimens, or letters from an unknown alphabet, and in other paintings the lines remain tangled, as though suspended in mid-argument, and multiple layers register as fainter versions of each linear mark.