eliza fernand

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- Every now and then you approach a body of work that ignites an uncanny frisson – a symbolic energy just gathers there, a restless ripple in the sea. Eliza Fernand’s hyper-realized world is just that: this bizarre fantasyland, established on dream logic, that hums with a life force all its own. The worlds she creates at first feel alien, but as the shapes reveal themselves (and reveal themselves again and again), they remind us that sometimes we ourselves are the aliens. Jolene first... [more]
A World Beyond   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
eliza fernand at Fort Gallery March 6th, 2009 - March 29th, 2009
Posted 3/14/09
        First: there's this uncanny feeling of the familiar gone strange... Eliza Fernand has designated the first room in The Fort Gallery with the theme of "Precipitation, Evaporation, Condensation" but the forms and textures she displays are not equivalent to the natural world, they are however parallels. On the floor, there is a figure that shares its form with a large rock formation, not smooth like a boulder but fragmented and bulky. It is dressed in cute fabrics Fernand has sewn... [more]