Elaine Longtemps’ socially conscious practice is built upon embedding meaning into the conformation rope can take when forcefully twisted and combined with symbolic colour and the conceptual potential of everyday objects.
Longtemps’ award-winning work has been exhibited throughout the USA as well as in Canada and South Korea.
Shown here are works from her current solo exhibition at the Foundry Art Centre near St. Louis, Missouri. Until 4 May in Gallery III. For further information about the exhibition, click here.
1. Earth Entrapment: Predictions for 100 Years. Hand-painted, forcefully twisted #72 cotton mason line, acrylic house paint, Liquitex soft body polymer, iridescent stainless steel paint, iridescent pearl paint, inkjet printing on cotton and organdy, Elmer’s glue and Magna-tac.
2. Exhibition view.
3. Platform Man. Hand-painted, forcefully twisted mason line, cable cord, cotton flex, torn flag, torn camouflage garment, digital printing on cotton fabric, wood, wheels and tin cup.
4. Steam Heat. Hand-painted, forcefully twisted mason line, cable cord, cotton flex and polished cotton twine; collage on a ¾” custom-shaped Plexiglas; radiator vent air valves; miniature cloth dolls; digital printing on organdy fabric.
5. Stardust For Twenty Angels. Hand-painted, forcefully twisted mason line, polished cotton twine, Liquitex soft body polymer; handmade paper painted and stitched with gold tinsel cord, gold thread, sparkle nail polish, beads; inkjet printing on silk, silk crepe de chine and organdy.