Elizabeth Kueny works in the manner of an aesthetic therapist. She is attracted to discarded and decaying items which she takes apart, reforms, transforms and re-imagines into newly intact art pieces of subtle beauty.
Cardboard, packing materials, used tea bags are given a second, elevated life.
Elizabeth Kueny Artist Statement
My work is inspired by routinely tossed paper products and discarded objects found in parking lots, at curbsides and along the estuary shoreline. I am drawn to creating pieces with texture, shapes and earthy tones that evoke memories, of a sense of loss or wonder.
When I start a project I don't necessarily have a result in mind. I just stay committed to the journey, which is often fraught with frustration and self doubt. Eventually, through perseverance and experimentation, a combination of spontaneous and intuitive energy reveal the mysteries of the process, culminating in a piece that speaks to me.
In this show the majority of the materials used are cardboard boxes, packing material, used tea tags, bags and packaging as well as various found objects.
I find gratification working with discarded and decaying items giving them new life.
Having an exhibit in the Signature Gallery is one of the privileges of being a member of Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA). All art mediums are acceptable. There are four walls for two dimensional work. Three dimensional work is limited to the top of the table storage cabinet and what can be hung safely on the walls. We are looking for artists who will use the room in a creative way
Content of your show must be suitable for family viewing, this includes children. This doesn’t mean it needs to be at a Bambi level, but it does mean nudity needs to be tasteful, discrete and artful.
Graphic violence is NOT welcome.
Artists are selected from FBCA members who apply to have solo or small group shows in the Signature Gallery. All applicants must be a members in good standing of FBCA and remain so during the duration of their exhibit. You may become a member of FBCA any time of the year by paying membership dues. If you have any questions email BZ Meyers: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shows for 2019
Deconstructed and Reimagined
Opening February 14
March 5 - 29
Frank Bette Instructors
Opening March 13
April 3 - May 30
Alameda on Camera
June 5 - July 4
Un Rincon del Paraiso:
A Piece of Paradise
Opening June 12
July 10- July 31
Opening July 10
August 7-September 26
Alameda en Plein Air
Paintings from the 2020 Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout
Opening August 14
Opening October 9
November 6 - December 19
Opening November 13
Opening December 11