Traverse City 231.941.9488
Traverse City 231.941.9488
The Hours: Unfolding the idea of a day
The Hours of a day can represent a kind of light, a ritual, an experience, a tradition, a narrative. Nationally renowned artist Elizabeth Pollie takes the viewer not only through the hours, but through the idea of a day, from morning into the night. Each hour is represented by a painting or group of paintings, ranging from sketches to highly polished pieces. The stations of time come together to bring the viewer into the journey of the artist through the day. Components of the exhibit define the hour they represent from different perspectives. Light and shadow represent a specific time, or a daily ritual defines the hour. A painting may reference a narrative in Pollie’s life, a moment at which something happened.
Elizabeth Pollie invites the visitor to circle the room, as the earth circles the sun, and experience the day unfolding through the eyes of the artist.
Elizabeth Pollie’s exposure to the arts came at an early age. Taken to museums, enrolled in classes by her parents and influenced by her father’s love and practice of art and architecture, she was always clear about her path in life. “Working within the field of visual arts never seemed like a choice, but rather a place of true belonging”. She enrolled in college art classes while still in high school and went on to receive an education at a formal Art School. She earned her B.F.A. at The College For Creative Studies where she later taught.
Pollie worked as a freelance illustrator and had her illustrations published in 3 Communication Arts Illustration Annuals as well as Booth Clibborn’s American Illustration. She left the field of editorial illustration to pursue a full time painting career.
Harboring a deep love of travel and art history, Elizabeth has combined her travels with her painting practice. The images that she creates are imbued with a sense of poetry, mood and depth.
Her paintings reside in both public and private collections here and abroad and have received much national recognition. She is a Signature Member of the Oil Painters Of America.
Elizabeth has found a deep sense of place within the rekindled practice of representational painting in America. Of this movement Pollie reflects, “ It is celebration, an homage and in many ways a joyous homecoming. I am pleased to be a part of it.
Elizabeth will be teaching her workshop “Artistic License: Painting Beyond the Literal in Representational Painting”, August 14 – 16, 2015, at Crooked Tree Arts Center – Petoskey. For more information.
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