Ends: Monday, 5/19/2014
Vered Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by painter and designer Elizabeth Dow. This is Dow's first exhibition at Vered Gallery.
Dow's paintings are visual snap shots of nature and reflection that explore the delicate balance of color, motion, and surface. Although Dow is widely known for her textiles and hand painted wall coverings, it's now her paintings, inspired by nature, that are receiving a great deal of attention. Dow's first solo exhibition of her paintings in the Hamptons, comes on the heels of her recent showing at the Parrish Museum. Chosen by Lauri Anderson, Dow was included in their annual exhibition Artists Choose Artists this winter.
Most of Dow's work is oil on paper, as she enjoys the absorbent quality of paper as opposed to canvas. While using a variety of materials and processes in each painting, her approach of layering remains the same. Even though the subject matter ranges between abstract scenic to purely abstract, the methodology and paint applications remain consistent.
"My paintings are visual snap shots of nature and reflection that explore the delicate balance of color, motion and surface. I generally work from photographs and other visual reference materials. I work simultaneously on landscapes and abstracts. Each work is made of multiple layers of 'suspended' color, often times obliterating the layer underneath."
Dow's paintings are included in numerous corporate and private collections worldwide. Fifteen of her papers are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian. Dow's clients include Paul Simon, Harrison Ford, Bill Gates and Estee Lauder. She has also completed installations for Tiffany and Company, The Peninsula Hotel, and the Oval Office.