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Elizabeth Enders


June 21 – August 3, 2018

Green Leaves, 2018, Oil on Linen
Passage Home, 2018, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
Fort Matanzas, 2017, Watercolor on paper
Sitting by the River, 2018, Oil on Linen
Florida, 2017, Watercolor on paper,
Ocean/Blue/Blue Cliffs, 1993-2018, Oil on Canvas
Fort Matanzas I, 2017, Watercolor on paper
Sweet Boat, 1993-2018, Oil on Canvas
Untitled/River/Banana Leaves, 1993-2018, Oil on Canvas 
Freighter-Yellow Cliff, 2017

Press Release

Betty Cuningham Gallery is pleased to open Waterlines, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Elizabeth Enders. This will be the artist’s second exhibition with the Gallery. The artist will be present for an opening reception on Thursday, June 21st from 6 – 8PM. 


While the early work of Enders was primarily a personal, visual diary, the current work, featured in Waterlines, moves beyond into the far reaches of her imagination.  Boats sail across the seas, through darkness and light, by forts and rising mounds, a journey that parallels the trip that Enders takes with the brush. The exhibition includes 10 paintings and a complement of watercolors.  It will remain on view through Friday, August 3.

Elizabeth Enders was born in 1939 in New London, CT. In 1962, she graduated with a B.A. from Connecticut College and in 1987 she received her M.A. from New York University. Enders has been exhibiting her work in a variety of institutions and galleries since the 1960s. Her recent retrospectives include Landscape/Language/Line at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum; Life Line, the Art of Elizabeth Enders at the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, MA; Painting…Place Elizabeth Enders at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax; and Come In! an exhibition that travelled from the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT to Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. Her work is included in the collections of the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA; the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Canada; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; Colby College Art Museum, Waterville, ME; the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI; the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT; Frances Young Tang Museum, Saratoga, NY; the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; the New Britain Museum of American Art, CT;  the Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA; the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT;  and the Whitney Museum, New York, NY, among others.