October 5, 2013

Nancy Mizuno Elliott

6:59 pm in art dustin hostetler

Nancy Elliott- installation at the Richnond Art Center

From the artist: I am in the ritualistic process of constructing an identity-trying to align my personal experience with outer social, political, and sexual realities. In my attempt to create urban folk art (ala The Ramones), I use common materials and talk about everyday situations that make up a life. In general, my work deals with the intimacy, power, feminism, and human behavior. I confront embarrassing moments, unpleasant feelings, and difficult situations, while maintaining a wry humor that tempers the discomfort of my subject matter. Perhaps, this is related to my childhood obsession with the game Truth-or-Dare, and later, my worship of John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band. The images come to me as reactionary flashes to what I have heard, seen, or experienced. I literally cough them up. Hence my work is a visual diary, brimming with sweet suffering and sap, that rests in the space between memory and imagination. Through the use of confessing characters and tattle-tell personas I guide the viewer down a multi-layered narrative path.

Nancy Elliott- installation at the Richnond Art Center

Nancy Elliott- installation at the Richnond Art Center

Nancy Elliott- installation at the Richnond Art Center

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nancymizunoelliott.com


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