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Gallery 934 was once upon a time an auto body shop, now repurposed as an exhibit space.
Elizabeth, a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, explained that the concept of Gridlock originated visually for her from the space itself: The glass block window,
Most of the floor pieces and wall pieces are the same principle: The squares are divided into rows of two,
As far as what that theme might be, Elizabeth explained that it's emotional. It's about when we're breaking things down to smaller and smaller and smaller parts, but that's all we can do. And so no matter how much we keep trying to break a thing down, it's still never right, we're still in the same square, we can't move on. We're gridlocked.
For example, art is deception when it transforms three dimensions into two, as in a still life represented on a flat surface. As for the deception in "Gridlock," the way a light is shone on something or the angle from which you look at it may cause misunderstanding: the plexiglass may look waved, or like strips of ribbon:
But what beautifully thought-provoking deception.
If you live in the Columbus area then come to Milo Arts and see Elizabeth Nelson's "Gridlock." It's good to have your thoughts provoked.