FP3 Gallery Presents Elisa H. Hamilton: To The Heart Of It

KAREN STEIN SHANLEY, goodgood, Exhibition Curator

July 25 – October 25, 2013
Opening Reception: July 25, 6:00-8:00pm

FP3 Gallery
346 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Monday- Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-2

FP3 Gallery is pleased to present To the Heart of It, a solo exhibition of new works on paper by Elisa H. Hamilton.  In this autobiographical exhibition Elisa Hamilton explores the challenges and discoveries that come with beginning again.  This new collection of artwork takes viewers through the ordinary moments of Hamilton’s domestic experience and the metaphors that unfold.The pieces are personal, but the concepts are universal: recovering from loss, finding the balance between independence and vulnerability, and the continual quest for that proverbial silver lining.  Hamilton considers every piece in this show to be a form of self-portrait.  She literally depicts the sharp edges that we are sometimes forced to contend with, but she also gives us a vision of the beautiful softness of possibility- and all of it with a sense of humor, in vibrant palette that exudes hope.

Elisa H. Hamilton is a Boston-based multi-media artist whose work explores the inherent beauty of our everyday places, objects and experiences.  Recent projects include Dance Spot, an interactive public art project that transformed the sidewalks of Fort Point into dance floors, An Apple A Day, a one-day installation of 365 apple drawings, and Everyday Thanks, a project in which Hamilton created and distributed 150 blank Thank You cards for participants to use to give thanks to somebody else.

Hamilton is a member of the Fort Point Arts Community and a proud graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she is just finishing her term as Chair of The Alumni Leadership Council.

Karen Stein