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Elizabeth Stanton

New Bedford, Massachusetts

Artist Statement

I imagine I paint the way a quilter quilts. My compositions are patchworked together, pairing many bits of color. I want my paintings to feel airy, yet dense. Thinly built up layers become a delicate screen, allowing air to easily pass through. The painting surface is touched many times, constantly being mended, until every mark is held taut in its place. I weave between the foreground and background, suspending both on the surface of the painting.

Shallow tableaus depict women leisurely enjoying nature. Light, joyful narratives allow me to indulge in the pleasure of making. While my mind is occupied, my hand can paint more intuitively. I play with the speed at which my paintings are digested by marrying abstract mark making and figurative painting. At a distance, the scene is clearly visible, but upon closer inspection, the imagery almost dissolves into flat blocks of color and brush strokes. Sometimes paint represents figures in space and other times paint is seen as paint. A painting is complete when it is as much a record of its process as it is a finished object.

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Artist Biography

Elizabeth Stanton lives and paints in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She studied painting at Rhode Island School of Design (MFA 2017) and Boston University (BFA 2011). Stanton’s work has been included in group exhibitions throughout New England, New York, Canada and London. Her paintings have been featured in Boston Home Magazine, Art Maaze Magazine and New American Paintings. Stanton has been awarded artist residencies at Gallery Oak, The Umbrella Community Arts Center and ChaNorth.



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