In her first solo exhibition with John Davis Gallery, Georgia Elrod presents eight recent paintings on canvas and paper. Drawing from an accumulation of imagined imagery, Elrod's paintings often evoke the bodily or the mechanical. The subjects of her work are purposely suggestive and unidentifiable. References to architecture, adornments, landscape and technologies ground the work- as a composite these juxtapositions can remain nameless, despite whatever triggered associations may emerge for the viewer. Both cumulative and surprising, this work presents a merging of imagery that often appears contradictory. Manipulations of light, scale and perspective allude to an interior, liminal world that appears both elegant and strange, micro and macro.
Georgia Elrod is a New York City based artist and painter. Her work has been exhibited in New York and abroad at spaces including the Horticultural Society of New York, Jay Etkin Gallery, the Roger Smith Lab Gallery, Capla-Kesting Fine Art and RH+ Gallery in Istanbul. Most recently she was a resident at the Arteles Creative Center in Finland. Georgia curates and helps co-manages the artist-run gallery Heliopolis in Brooklyn. She is also a founding member of tART collective. Georgia graduated with honors in fine art from Colorado College and received her MFA in painting from Hunter College. Georgia was born in Memphis and raised in Manhattan; she lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y.