2018 NEW MEMBER EXHIBITION
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program is pleased to present an exhibition introducing the work of New Member Artists who joined EFA this Spring. The seven artists were chosen by a jury panel from a competitive pool of applicants. Member Artists are awarded a subsidized studio for a period of two years which may be renewed indefinitely based on continued professional excellence.
The exhibition A Place in the Sun showcases a diverse and talented group of artists working in photography, painting, collage and sculpture. The title is taken from the 1951 film version of Theodore Dreiser's novel An American Tragedy. It is the story of a man whose desire for wealth and class advancement ends in tragedy. A life of promise is ruined by the toxic effects of selfishness. The artists in the exhibition consider place and human relations as both generative and fraught with tragic histories. They question how we see the world and suggest ways of healing or acknowledging the damage that is done. The generous and unflinching vision of these artists offers a way to think through the challenges facing us without defeatism.