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ARTISTIC ALCHEMY by Elizabeth Newman Kuiper: Assemblages and Cell Phone Photography

Feb 26 2024 - Feb 26 2024

ARTISTIC ALCHEMY by Elizabeth Newman Kuiper: Assemblages and Cell Phone Photography

  • Feb 26 2024 - Feb 26 2024


March 7-17th

Art Opening Reception: March 8th 6pm FREE

We’re thrilled to announce a captivating new art exhibition at monca, ARTISTIC ALCHEMY: Assemblages and Cell Phone Photography, showcasing the mesmerizing work of Elizabeth Newman Kuiper. This unique exhibition, running from March 7th to 17th, brings together two distinct forms of art that intertwine the old with the new, the found with the captured.

Elizabeth Newman Kuiper, known for her profound ability to breathe life into the discarded, presents her three-dimensional assemblages crafted from a vast collection of found objects and materials. These pieces, each with its story, are intuitively combined to evoke a dream-like stroll through an old attic, where the weathered, worn, and tattered elements unite to sing a chorus of enigmatic meanings. Her work invites viewers to explore the subtle beauty and rich history embedded in the everyday, overlooked objects around us.

In addition to her assemblages, the exhibition also features Kuiper’s remarkable photographic works. Over the past 15 years, she has skillfully used her cell phone camera to capture the world around her. These photographs, when enlarged and printed on various fine art papers and fabrics, undergo a transformation that challenges our perceptions of traditional photography. The result is a collection of images that resonate with a painterly quality, blurring the lines between the digital and the tangible.

Don’t miss the Art Opening Reception on March 8th at 6pm, where you can experience the magic of ARTISTIC ALCHEMY firsthand. This event is a fantastic opportunity to dive into Kuiper’s world of artistic innovation, where the alchemy of assemblage and photography reveals the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Please note, this exhibit will be on display at monca for only two weeks, offering a fleeting glimpse into the creative prowess of Elizabeth Newman Kuiper.

Join us in celebrating the transformative power of art and the enduring beauty of reimagined materials.

Mon ‒ Wed: Closed
Thu ‒ Fri: 11am ‒ 5pm
Sat ‒ Sun: 11am ‒ 5pm

Adults: $30/year
Seniors: $25/year
Dual/Family: $50/year
NARM: $100/year
Corporate: $750/year

900 Esplanade, Chico, CA, 95926