Location: UCF Art Gallery
Erin Elizabeth is a conceptual artist and utilizes non-traditional materials such as cake
and sprinkles along with gold leaf in order to explore questions about banality,
celebration, and experiential value. Harry Sidebotham is first and foremost a painter. He
engages in the tradition of painting, investigating scientific theories such as parallel
dimension theory. They have two young children and a collaborative studio practice that
assumes the identity, Elizabeth / Sidebotham.
Elizabeth / Sidebotham embraces the paradox presented by the intersection of a
traditional domestic landscape and artistic productivity. The work reflects the sacrifices,
challenges, freedom, and joy of parenthood. Fragility interplays with strength. Reverence
replaces frivolity. The materials, forms, and modes of productions are infused with
memory and sentimentality and exist in a state of premature nostalgia. There is
profundity in the banal, but it is also spectacularly boring. Elizabeth / Sidebotham strives
to capture this contradiction.
Please join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday September 27th from 5-7pm.