MARQUEE PROJECTS is pleased to present All Made Up, an exhibition of drawings, pastels, and wall sculptures by Jordan Eagles, Elizabeth Riggle, and Lorena Salcedo-Watson. A reception for the artists will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm.
The artworks of Jordan Eagles, Elizabeth Riggle, and Lorena Salcedo-Watson take up the issue of connective tissue. You know, all that “stuff” that keeps this thing we call a body together. Connective tissue is made up of cells, fibers, and gel-like substances; and is more specifically referred to as blood, bones, and cartilage. Not many artists dig below the skin’s surface to source (or mine?) their subject matter. But these three artists do and they revel in it.
Upon first impression, the works presented in All Made Up might be viewed as interior-abstract body environments or samples from a lab experiment or even scientific illustrations gone awry. But the more we observe these skillfully rendered abstracted artworks the more is revealed and we might begin to question whether or not we are attracted to or repelled by the imagery, especially when considering the subject matter. But really, what is it that attracts us to or repels us from one another – or for that matter anything – and in this instance, artwork? We all hear that “beauty is only skin deep,” and the artists in All Made Up will certainly challenge us with this concept.