My work exists between culture and nature. By engaging with the histories of painting without strategizing an end game, I can interrogate, choose and reinvent — avoiding a signature style.
I approach painting in terms of adjacency, as a medium that has many neighbors — as a doorway to the body, the everyday, and the environment. I like the idea that paintings can create a social screen, taking and offering impressions of their immediate surroundings.
My current work focuses on identifying the things that are adjacent to my paintings. Evocative results can occur when working in this generative manner. I feel intentionality in finding subject matter in the margins and ephemera that surround me.
All images copyright Elizabeth Magee