Not This Knot
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Oil, acrylic, lace curtain, canvas
30" x 48" (diptych)
DescriptionAs a figurative painter, I’ve chosen the representation of the female form as my primary means of exploring the tension between the seen and the unseen, and its relevance to female identity. I often paint on lace fabric, a symbol of traditional domestic roles and accepted forms of creative expression for women. Lace also serves as a veil to true identity, and subtly references the universal female experience of covering, and cautiously uncovering, parts of the self that may not be readily embraced by the culture. I learned sewing and needlework at an early age, and enjoy incorporating these traditional art forms, pushing them beyond their intended use. A lifelong love of language figures into my current work as well.
About this Artist
Elizabeth Coffey is a Richmond, Virginia-based mixed media artist, working primarily with oil paint, lace fabric and canvas. A central theme to her work is the tension between the seen and the unseen, and its relevance to female identity. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her love of color and design strongly influences her work. She has exhibited in a variety of regional and national venues, and in 2022 was awarded a residency to The Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.View Full Artist Bio