Join us for the opening reception for Elizabeth Smarz’s exhibition Mirrors.
Mirrors is a culmination of inward exploration and self-reflection. Each of the paintings’ existences are reified as abstracted reflections on individual moments of creation and as a part of a series, a collective. The idea of self-reflection is shown through a seemingly symmetrical fold centering the observer, while the circular scale provokes a sense of everlasting expansiveness. The symmetrical and abstract nature of Mirrors appeal to underlying psyches personal to an individual, asking the viewer to see, consider, and reflect.
Elizabeth Smarz (b. 1992) is a multidisciplinary artist born, raised, and currently based in Chicago. Elizabeth graduated from Naropa University in May 2014 with a BFA and a BA in Contemplative Psychology. Through drawing, painting, and photography Elizabeth’s creations explore consciousness, the universal feminine, meditative qualities, and nature’s aesthetics. Elizabeth’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in private collections throughout the United States and Berlin. Elizabeth finds herself in Chicago, the Rocky Mountains, and the Pacific Northwest.