BETHEL, Conn. – The 11th edition of the Farm Project, presented by Collaborative Concepts at Saunders Farm starting Saturday, Sept. 3, will include "Migration," an installation by Bethel artist Elizabeth White.
"I use life-cast leaves to represent individuals away from their roots," White said. "In site-specific installations, they are arranged singularly or in clusters, underfoot or under cover, up against or over a wall. In view of the current economic disasters, political conditions, military actions and climate or earth changes, I see immigration as the new normal. What may be them today is us tomorrow."
More than six dozen leaves, in sizes ranging in weight from 5 to 35 pounds, will be set amidst large-scale works by 70 fellow artists on rolling pastures with views of the Hudson Highlands and roaming Black Angus cattle.
Most recently seen in the 12th National Juried Exhibition at Ceres Gallery in New York City, where she was awarded first place, and in the “Mind, Body, & Soul” juried show at the Warwick Museum of Art in Rhode Island, White’s credits include exhibitions at Katonah Museum of Art, UConn Art Gallery, Pen & Brush Society, and in Canada, Ireland, and other U.S. locations. She studied art and communications at the College of Marin and continued the study of drawing and painting at the Art Students League of New York and the JoAnne Day Studio of Decorative Art in Oakland, Californian.
White has worked as a decorative painter, as a board member for regional environmental and art groups and often volunteers for various educational and environmental projects. With her husband, Bob Becker, she established Bob Becker Marketing and Communications, and continues their collaboration at their studios in Bethel. Click here for more information about White and her art.
The Farm Project opens Sept. 3 with a reception from 2-6 p.m. and continues through Saturday, Oct. 29 at the 100-acre Saunders Farm, 853 Old Albany Post Road, Garrison, N.Y.
Click here for more information about The Farm Project and Collaborative Concepts at Saunders Farm.