Elisabeth Condon at Westbeth Gallery; Review by Art Spiel

Mind Leaves Body: Elisabeth Condon, Susan Luss, Alyse Rosner
Review by Art Spiel

April 3 – April 21, 2024

Opening Reception: Wednesday April 3, 2024 at 6pm – 9pm

Walk Through: Saturday April 6, 2024 at 2pm

Panel Discussion: Wednesday April 17, 2024 at 7pm
with Amy Talluto.
Amy Talbot is a painter and sculptor who lives and works in Upstate NY. In 2018 the was awarded a NYFA/NYSCA Artist Fellowship in Painting and was an Art Forum Critics Pick for her solo exhibition at Black & White Gallery. She has recently shown her work at Auxier Kline Gallery, Jeff Bailey Gallery, The Berkshire Botanical Gardens, the Samuel Dorsey Museum, Geoffrey Young Gallery and Wave Hill Gardens, She is the host and producer of the Pep Talks for Artists Podcast.

Closing Reception: Sunday April 21, 2024 at 5pm – 7pm

Featured Artists: Elisabeth Condon, Susan Luss, Alyse Rosner

Mind Leaves Body features works by three painters who explore nature, city dwelling, and décor through creative processes that blur distinctions between inside and outside, interior and exterior, and intuition and physicality. Their flexible, large-scale pieces propose, in the words of essayist Paul D’Agostino, that, “If it sometimes seems as though the artist’s mind leaves the artist’s body, then it’s because the artist’s mindless body is often the more fluidly productive one in the studio.”

Review by Art Spiel

When Elisabeth Condon noticed an Open Call for a show at Westbeth, she immediately thought of artists Alyse Rosner and Susan Luss, whose process-oriented approach perfectly matched her vision for a collaborative project. They all agreed to come together, planning to let the installation unfold over four days, allowing their work to merge and shape the exhibition dynamics. Their setup process—discussing, reshaping, and improvising in the gallery—revealed more profound interconnections. The trio’s improvisational method produced an exciting viewing experience analogous to a live jazz ensemble with distinct leitmotifs.em>aces of exteriority.” Additionally, the exhibition highlights the concept of décor—each artist engaging uniquely with this theme, further invigorating the dialogue between their works.

Link to full review Mind Leaves Body


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