Lyrical and meditative, the work of Elizabeth Enders heightens our curiosity to learn more about the world around us, to penetrate deeper into the often-concealed magic of simple everyday experiences
(Charlotta Kotik, Curator)
Betty Cuningham Gallery is pleased to open, in Sidecar, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Elizabeth Enders. The artist will be present for an opening reception on Saturday, January 14th and the exhibition will remain on view through Saturday, February 18, 2017.
From her home in Nova Scotia, Enders embarks on an imaginary quest to find the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Enders’ work in this exhibition invites viewers to experience this journey as well, by depicting not only the land and water navigated along the way, but also the destination – the long lost Lighthouse itself.
The exhibition includes 3 oil paintings, each 60 x 60 inches, and 15 watercolors, ranging from 9 x 11 to 12 x 18 inches.
Elizabeth Enders was born in 1939 in New London, CT. In 1962, she graduated with a B.A. from Connecticut College and in 1987she received her M.A. from New York University.
Enders has been exhibiting her work in a variety of institutions and galleries since the 1960s. Her recent retrospectives include Landscape/Language/Line at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum; Life Line, the Art of Elizabeth Enders at the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, MA; Painting…Place Elizabeth Enders at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax; and Come In! an exhibition that travelled from the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT to Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. Her work is included in the collections of the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA; the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Canada; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI; the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT; the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; the New Britain Museum of American Art, CT; the Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA; the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT; and the Whitney Museum, New York, NY, among others.