Elke Solomon

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Artist's Statement

A Tavola: An Installation

A Tavola! (to the table), was conceived to explore the multiplicity of everyday transactions which occur around the dining table - private, social, economic, and cultural.
The gallery space is transformed into the familiar domestic space of a full scale hall and dining room. It functions as both real and imagined place. The installation is dressed in a variety of crafted objects that I made including furniture, chandeliers, wallpaper, tablecloths and additionally a collection of food related pictures and literature. The crafted objects, “mashed up” with ready-mades creates a context for the exchange and manipulation of meaning, inviting the participant to make the habitual strange.
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Bio/Resume

Elke Solomon lives in New York City. Solo shows: A Tavola! A Performance, Magic Time! Judson Memorial Church, 2013; Alexander Kwartler & Elke Solomon, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, NY; A Tavola! An Installation, AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2010; Paintings and Works on Paper, The Lobby Gallery NYC, 2007; Paintings and Drawings, Deutsche Bank, NYC, 2004; Group shows: Women Choose Women Again, Visual Arts Center for New Jersey, NJ, 2014; Momentum: 8 Women, 8 Singular Voices, Hudson Guild Gallery, NYC, 2013; Parsons Pink Slips, George Adams Gallery, NYC, 2009; The History Show Part II, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, 2008; Group, Dinaburg Arts, NYC, 2003; VanDeb Editions Etchings/Monoprints, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; PAINTINGS, (Mark Saltz, ElkeSolomon, Thornton Willis), The Space, NYC, 2002; She was Prof. of Fine Art at Parsons (1979-2016), Columbia Univ., CUNY and Pratt Institute. Awards: CAPS, NEA, Residency Grant, Piedmont, Italy