Conversation with Elizabeth Barlow, exhibiting artist: More Than Your Selfie
Saturday, March 5 | 2 - 3pm | Free with admission
“I paint a fusion of two genres: still life and portraiture. I call these paintings Portraits in Absentia. These paintings are memories of lives, real or imagined, of relationships, of spirits, of paths chosen or found.”
Born and raised in Utah, Elizabeth Barlow studied painting in California and at the Art Students League of New York. She received her MA from University of Virginia. Barlow's work has been exhibited throughout California. Her unique combination of still life and portraiture suggests that objects, such as a pair of shoes, a dress, a shirt, will retain something of the essence of the person who wore them, and can illustrate life stories, choices made and moments passed. For Barlow, an object can at be once specific to a certain person and also universal in its symbolic evocations, offering the viewer a relatable connection.