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Eleanor Swordy
 

Solo Presentation
September 13 - 17, 2017

 

 

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Drawing from collective narrative and imagination, Eleanor Swordy’s paintings reveal the experience of being awake, both at once in awe of the natural world, while situated in a sociopolitical horror.

Initially drawing in the viewer with saturated colors and seductive shapes, these works reflect a more ominous truth. The tactility of varied, expressive, often sculptural mark making exaggerates the blurred boundary between figuration and abstraction.

Reticent drama unfolds. Warped or skewed perspective exaggerates, squarely placing the viewer as pseudo-participant within a complex narrative. Ambiguity adds both tension and universality in experience; exasperation and ambivalence volley at odds.

 

Eleanor Swordy (b. 1987, Paris, France) received her BFA from The Cooper Union. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Moskowitz Bayse and Full Haus in Los Angeles, and has been included in group presentations at Moskowitz Bayse, TYS Gallery in Copenhagen, and The Hand, The Old School House, ABC No Rio, Robert Goff Gallery, and Envoy Gallery in New York. Her works were featured in both the 2012 and 2010 Brucennial exhibitions, organized by the Bruce High Quality Foundation. She lives and works in New York.

The Sculptor, 2017 Oil on canvas 28 x 22 inches ELSW-0030 $6,500

The Sculptor, 2017
Oil on canvas
28 x 22 inches
ELSW-0030
$6,500

 
 
First Time, 2017 Oil on canvas 48 x 60 inches ELSW-0031 SOLD

First Time, 2017
Oil on canvas
48 x 60 inches
ELSW-0031
SOLD

 
Not All At Once, 2017 Oil on canvas 36 x 46 inches ELSW-0032 SOLD

Not All At Once, 2017
Oil on canvas
36 x 46 inches
ELSW-0032
SOLD

 
Add Gravity, 2017 Oil on canvas 46 x 36 inches ELSW-0033 $8,000

Add Gravity, 2017
Oil on canvas
46 x 36 inches
ELSW-0033
$8,000

 
 
Voyager, 2017 Oil on canvas 24 x 36 inches ELSW-0034 $6,500

Voyager, 2017
Oil on canvas
24 x 36 inches
ELSW-0034
$6,500

 
With Your Mind, 2017 Oil on canvas 49 x 54 inches ELSW-0035 $14,000

With Your Mind, 2017
Oil on canvas
49 x 54 inches
ELSW-0035
$14,000

 
To Shade, 2017 Oil on canvas 48 x 60 inches ELSW-0012 $14,000

To Shade, 2017
Oil on canvas
48 x 60 inches
ELSW-0012
$14,000

 
Night Museum, 2016 Oil on canvas 48 x 36 inches ELSW-0023 $8,000

Night Museum, 2016
Oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
ELSW-0023
$8,000

 
 
Still Life in the Sink, 2016 Oil on canvas 22 x 28 inches ELSW-0028 SOLD

Still Life in the Sink, 2016
Oil on canvas
22 x 28 inches
ELSW-0028
SOLD

 
You and I, 2016 Oil on canvas 22 x 28 inches ELSW-0027 SOLD

You and I, 2016
Oil on canvas
22 x 28 inches
ELSW-0027
SOLD

 
Subtle Moon En Plein Air, 2016 Oil on canvas 8 x 10 inches ELSW-0026 $2,500

Subtle Moon En Plein Air, 2016
Oil on canvas
8 x 10 inches
ELSW-0026
$2,500

 
 
Plein Air Falling Apart, 2016 Oil on canvas 8 x 10 inches ELSW-0025 $2,500

Plein Air Falling Apart, 2016
Oil on canvas
8 x 10 inches
ELSW-0025
$2,500

 
Fryd at Dia, 2016 Oil on canvas 54 x 54 inches ELSW-0003 $14,000

Fryd at Dia, 2016
Oil on canvas
54 x 54 inches
ELSW-0003
$14,000

 
Dancers With Stars, 2016 Oil on canvas 41 x 72 inches ELSW-0002 SOLD

Dancers With Stars, 2016
Oil on canvas
41 x 72 inches
ELSW-0002
SOLD