Telluride Arts’ HQ gallery in Telluride, CO presents, Movement, a solo exhibit by painter Elisa Gomez. The show opens September 6, 2018 and runs through the month of September 2018. The Art Walk opening reception will be held Thursday, September 6, 5 - 8 pm.  

This series was painted as a reflection and re-examination of Elisa Gomez’s studies of nature and traveling. With a much more loose and flowing approach, Gomez wanted to express the connection she has with music and nature and how they feed into one another. She strives to break barriers within this body of work, creating colors and textures that are free of spatial separations and less linear. This series comes from a place where Gomez’s expression loses words and can only be shown through her paintings. “I find when I cam combining the emotions from music and nature, there is a deeper place that I wanted to bring to life This series is a whirlwind of all those things through giant gestures sweeping across the canvas, mixing with wet paint as it drips down to the floor. There is depth, texture, and, of course, a lot of color.”

Elisa Gomez received her BFA with an emphasis in painting from the University of Utah in 2010. Publications include Luxe Interior+Design Magazine and Lonny Magazine. Working primarily in mixed media on canvas, Elisa Gomez wields her materials with the skill of a practiced fine artist while nonetheless composing her canvases with the ease of a studied art historian. Evidenced by a few discernible, well-executed, and discrete operations, her working mode transposes the schema and aesthetic of both European and American Abstract Expressionism with a studied sensitivity particular to her training and practice. Gomez demonstrates a playful attention to color, texture, and surface. Palette and visual movement between, amongst, and across forms figure heavily into her pieces. In style as well as composition, Gomez’s work is replete with recurrent aesthetic maneuvers and nonetheless peppered with extensive variation and experimentation. Her canvases continue to surprise and delight the viewer in their transposition of elements across genres and movements. Gomez currently resides in Denver, CO.

- Elizabeth D. Miller, Ph.D. 

The show runs through September 2018 at Telluride Arts HQ Gallery, located at 135 W Pacific in Telluride, Colorado. Open daily from 12-6pm or by appointment.