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Charlie James Gallery is delighted to present Sacrament o-based artist Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor in her first sol o show with the gallery\, entitled Dreadful Sorry Clementine. Elisabeth’s exhibit takes its name from a children’s nursery r hyme – the original being sing-songy and childish\, but contrasted with dar k\, melodramatic lyrics. This contrast relates to Elisabeth’s work as well\ , as she continues her practice of walking the line between familiarity and chaos. Working with commonly available materials such as bed sheets\, bedd ing and other discarded domestic fabrics\; Elisabeth creates sculptural wor ks that address the unique fascination we experience with the allure of the grotesque.

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The exhibit will feature a suite of sculptural figures\, ran ging in height from 6 to 8 feet tall. Influenced by assemblage artists such as Bruce Conner\, Elisabeth engages in the physicality of her materials. I n using a new process she developed with cardboard\, resin and stiffened fa brics\, she is able to shape her creatures with more specific geometries. E lisabeth’s execution of the materials suggests both obsessive anxiety and w ild abandon.

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Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor (b.1963\, Los A ngeles) took her MFA from UC-Davis in 2005. Elisabeth will be exhibiting in Loop\, curated by China Adams in December 2011\, and participating in a re sidency at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in early 2012. She has exhibit ed at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena\, CA\, the San Jose Instit ute for Contemporary Art\, the Torrance Art Museum\, the De Saissett Museum and the Kohler Company Space in Kohler\, Wisconsin. Her work has been revi ewed in numerous publications including Artforum\, LA Weekly\, ArtWeek\, Ar tillery\, and Beautiful Decay. She lives and works in Sacramento\, Californ ia.

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DTEND:20120107 DTSTAMP:20140902T054204 DTSTART:20111105 GEO:34.066589;-118.2382615 LOCATION:Charlie James Gallery\,969 Chung King Road \nLos Angeles\, CA 9001 2 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Dreadful Sorry Clementine\, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor UID:185289 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20111105T220000 DTSTAMP:20140902T054204 DTSTART:20111105T190000 GEO:34.066589;-118.2382615 LOCATION:Charlie James Gallery\,969 Chung King Road \nLos Angeles\, CA 9001 2 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Dreadful Sorry Clementine\, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor UID:185290 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR