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Eliza Kentridge: What Are You Thinking All Day?

BoxOFFICE
421 Hudson Street , #701, 917-669-6098
Greenwich Village
April 30 - June 30, 2011
Reception: Saturday, April 30, 6 - 8 PM
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Exhibition continues Saturdays 1-6pm and by appointment

BoxoFFICE is proud to present What Are You Thinking All Day?, a solo exhibition by Eliza Kentridge. Eliza works with textiles and paper to make appliqued drawings. She is influenced by a variety of traditions such as Ghanaian Fante Flags, European samplers and the folk art traditions of domestic fabrics, and is inspired by other artists who undertake an eclectic practice.

I have liked this method of working since I was young. It gives you time to think. Also, I like the feel of fabric crumpled in my hands; it feels sculptural, yet emerges as a drawing.

Eliza sources her imagery from newspapers, magazines, and family albums, and lifts them from their original context by isolating them and introducing unexpected elements. Having previously worked to simplify her subjects and convey emotion, this exhibition reintroduces narrative as the figures are brought into relationship either within or between the works.

Eliza Kentridge was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she studied english literature at the University of the Witwaterstrand. Eliza then worked for an anti-apartheid educational organization before moving to the UK. There, she took up drawing and printmaking at Oxford Polytechnic before moving to Wivenhoe where she currently resides and works in her studio.

Eliza has exhibited in Colchester, the University of Essex,Wivenhoe and London as well as in Johannesburg and Cape Town. This is her first exhibition in the US.

BoxoFFICE, is dedicated to furthering contemporary art from the new frontier. While frontier may conjure a geographical image, it is actually a spirit that lives in many places simultaneously. The artists that BoxoFFICE cooperates with are each singular in their practice. They address a range of subjects, in a variety of media, working freely, boldly, and independently. Some are located in places that nurture the open spirit, while others create their own free space within the urban fabric. These artists open the dialogue surrounding freedom, choice, and responsibility, and BoxoFFICE is their conduit to a a wider audience.

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