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Elizabeth Riley Projects

Sculpture with note exchange Project - Public Sculptures

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Chicken wire, palm fronds, aluminum screening, tape, plastic cups, written notes from viewers 96 x 180 x 96" This three-part sculpture is a site for the passage of memory and of history, into the activity and intelligence of the future. The ball on the left is a marker for the life of the past. The middle element of the hanging screen is the area for memory storage and function. The right, forward-most element supports many nestled cups, into which viewers have been asked to place written notes (to be read by others who will also contribute notes). The movement of this third element of the installation, based in the immediacy of the present, is in the direction of the future of created, collective and personal meaning.

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Elizabeth Riley’s art addresses questions concerning the complex and changing world we inhabit and our “mixed reality,” living between physical and digital/virtual contexts. The works produced include three-dimensional wall works, installations and tabletop cityscapes, made from video, video stills, and found objects. A long time New Yorker, Elizabeth Riley graduated from Barnard College and received an MFA from Hunter College. Fall 2019, the artist’s immersive installation, Paper Dragons, which functions as a walk-in, physical video, appears in Mounds, Piles & Massings, at Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, NJ. Summer 2019, her work was presented in Ribbons Become Space, a solo show at SL Gallery, in Manhattan. This show included the Dragons of Iceland Installation, a 2011 sculpture/installation with multiple live video elements, as well as, two new, large-scale, site-specific wall sculptures. Ribbons Become Space received insightful reviews on and Elizabeth Riley curated and participated in Trill Matrix at The Clemente Center on the Lower East Side in 2018, a show of seven dynamic women artists. In December 2017 her wall sculpture was on display in Excessive Frugality at Odetta Gallery in Brooklyn. The artist has participated in numerous artist residencies, including the Soaring Gardens Artists Retreat in 2018, the Heliker-LaHotan Residency in 2017, the I-Park Residency in 2015 and 2013, and was awarded a BRIC Media Arts Fellowship in 2014.