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Elise Ferguson is a painter whose geometric abstractions often preserve incidents, actions, undoings, and the myriad transformations that occur above, below and between the visible surface. The artist’s manipulations of materials, such as her favorite combination of pigmented plaster and ink on MDF panels, reflect her endless fascination with the capabilities and physical limits of materials. In her works, Ferguson also gives equal weight to the pleasures of creating something resolutely optical–concentric circles, radiating grids and undulating patterns.
While abstracted, patterns often begin to resemble elements of the natural world, a stove top, industrial packaging, construction tools and materials. She occasionally creates illusionist space or a composition that appears representational. This tendency is reflected in the titles–a means of embracing the associative nature of looking, thinking, and naming. For example, the lines in Green Ledger (2012) do echo the regular lines of the pages of an account book where business transactions are recorded.
Ferguson has had solo exhibitions in New York at Halsey Mckay Gallery, White Columns, Envoy Enterprises as well as at Illinois State University. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Sculpture Center in New York, International Print Center New York, Socrates Sculpture Park in New York, and Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine, among others.

Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
ELISE FERGUSON: Works on Paper Survey | 2016 - 2020Romer Young Gallery
Elise Ferguson - Maxwell Ct.ODD ARK•LA
2019
ELISE FERGUSON: JUNE ROOMRomer Young Gallery
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Serpent, 2020

Pigmented plaster on paper
20 × 20 in
50.8 × 50.8 cm
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Location
New York, Washington DC
Certificate
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Elise Ferguson is a painter whose geometric abstractions often preserve incidents, actions, undoings, and the myriad transformations that occur above, below and between the visible surface. The artist’s manipulations of materials, such as her favorite combination of pigmented plaster and ink on MDF panels, reflect her endless fascination with the capabilities and physical limits of materials. In her works, Ferguson also gives equal weight to the pleasures of creating something resolutely optical–concentric circles, radiating grids and undulating patterns.
While abstracted, patterns often begin to resemble elements of the natural world, a stove top, industrial packaging, construction tools and materials. She occasionally creates illusionist space or a composition that appears representational. This tendency is reflected in the titles–a means of embracing the associative nature of looking, thinking, and naming. For example, the lines in Green Ledger (2012) do echo the regular lines of the pages of an account book where business transactions are recorded.
Ferguson has had solo exhibitions in New York at Halsey Mckay Gallery, White Columns, Envoy Enterprises as well as at Illinois State University. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Sculpture Center in New York, International Print Center New York, Socrates Sculpture Park in New York, and Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine, among others.

Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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