“It isn’t Simple pleasures in Nova Scotia. It is serious and admirable, Respectful and committed. Endurance maybe is best. It’s always going to turn around to another hardship. Another hurricane, another disaster at sea. Challenges. The water turns from Indigo to Purple in September. It has a freedom because it’s not going to be easy. No one expects it to be.” – Elizabeth Enders
Betty Cuningham Gallery is pleased to open Finding Yellow, an exhibition of recent paintings and watercolors by Elizabeth Enders. The current exhibition marks the artists fourth at the gallery. The artist will be present for an opening reception on Thursday, December 8, from 6-8 pm.
In Finding Yellow, Enders continues to explore the reoccurring themes of travel, landscape, color, and mystery. She honors Mother Nature, by taking note of both her beauty and wrath.
In Enders’ painting Nova Scotia,2022, a ship pushes through the frigid blue sea, pressing into the channels, confronting the pressure of the landmass. While in Allah Door, 2021 we encounter a monmumantal gateway, opening to the vast desert beyond. In Chicago, 2022 the dark city falls away opening to a bright landscape. And, in Enders’ Fields, 2020 one watches the earth being plowed, as if looking through an airplane window in transit to the next destination.
“Yellow, breaks out, Yellow with the heat and joy of Summer, radiant color. All the Yellow blasting forth like the Sun. Chicago” -E.E. 2022
Elizabeth Enders was born in New London, CT. She graduated with a BA from Connecticut College and an MA from New York University. She has exhibited extensively and will be featured in an upcoming solo exhibition at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in 2023. Her works are included in the collections of the Addison Gallery of American Art; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Lyman Allyn Art Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue and online viewing room.
Finding Yellow will remain on view through January 28, 2023.