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Elizabeth Peyton

New Work by Elizabeth Peyton
November 20, 2020 – February 20, 2021
Gladstone 64
In a double rainbow, a second arc is seen outside the primary arc, and has the order of its colours reversed, with red on the inner side of the arc. This is caused by the light being reflected twice on the inside of the droplet before leaving it.* 

It started with the sunrises I found myself with - 
While finishing this show I noticed that the pictures amongst other things had two clear arcs- one through the pictures of Lara - Winter, July, Garden, Autumn, a thread of 2020 … . 
And the other arc the movement and colors of nature- birth, destruction,renewal.. the unstoppable nature of life..magic and grief … Where I thought some pictures of trees and sunrises would appear instead 
the colors and nature of nature were becoming the strokes of cheeks ,the strength of bone, (Frederick Douglass, 1850) ocean reflection becoming a transparent openness where everything is related to everything.. (E (Sky Self Portrait) (Reflection, E.P.) no edges.. 
Lara, July 2020, about her mother who named her after Lara in Doctor Zhivago.. about the interconnectedness of things.. 

the plant and the seed- my mother and me (Elizabeth Ann (Mom) 
(Lara, Garden, Autumn)… 
 One morning I looked at Felix (my dog) and there was a rainbow arching behind his head- (Felix Starlight) 

-Elizabeth Peyton, January 2021 
*(Wikipedia contributors, "Rainbow," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed January 28, 2021)