|Description: We offer an original painting by the contemporary American artist Elizabeth Awalt. The painting is on a 22” x 30” canvas and housed in a linen wrapped liner and splined walnut frame that is 29” x 37”. The painting is signed and titled on verso “ ‘Catching the Light’ E. Awalt 1984-Yaddo,” apparently made during Awalt’s residency at the prestigious artist’s retreat in Saratoga, New York. Item #FA00199.
The thick pine forest of countless trunks and branches create a cacophonous geometry that is broken up by scattered, arresting patches of sunlight. In the far distance, bits of green and blue indicate and end to the dense stand of pine trees. It is a mysterious and reverent painting that seems to be lit from within.
From the artist’s website (www.elizabethawalt.com):
Elizabeth Awalt grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Boston to attend Boston College. As an undergraduate, she studied Fine Arts at Boston College where she returned to teach and became a tenured professor. She received her MFA degree at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by several fellowships including the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Yaddo, and MacDowell and the Millay Colony. She has been the recipient of both a Massachusetts Artists Fellowship in Painting and an Individual Artist Grant in Painting from the National Endowment of the Arts.
The artist has exhibited widely with selected solo shows at the Danforth Museum, Clark Gallery, Soprafina Gallery, and Thomas Segal Gallery in the Boston area. In New York she was represented by G.W. Einstein Gallery and is currently represented by Caldbeck Gallery and Turtle Gallery in Maine and Matter and Light Fine Art in Boston, MA. Her work has appeared in numerous group exhibitions in museums, including, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; and the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston, MA. Her work is in the collection of the Danforth, Decordova, Rose, Snite, and McMullen Art Museums, and in corporate collections nationwide.
Condition: Fine condition, with very minor wear to frame.