Thursday, September 13, 2018
Olly Olly, the alternative art venue in downtown City of Fairfax, is exhibiting the distinctive artistic vision of Elizabeth Piper Board. Board, who works and exhibits throughout the metro D.C. area, is known for her use of diverse artistic media to express herself visually. Board is a graduate of George Mason University (GMU) and is a photographer at GMU.
Board described her works on exhibition at Olly Olly this way; "This body of work sets out to unite my visual contemplations on femininity, power and sexuality … casting off my need to be masculine in order to feel safe and wholeheartedly embrace my womanhood with strength and poise. Balancing control and release within self-portraiture."
For Jessica Kallista, Olly Olly founder and also Gallery Director, the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery, Hylton Performing Arts Center, Board’s “visual practice spans a wide variety of mediums - never wanting to be stuck in one form of expression. Personal narrative is common in her work and she uses art to examine her own patterns of thinking, release anxiety and cope with discomfort. While photographic methods are common in her work and she studies photography, she regularly uses painting, collage, embroidery and video.”
This is only the second solo exhibition of an artist at Olly Olly since it was founded by Kallista in 2014. Kallista is a graduate of George Mason University.