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Elizabeth D’Agostino

Makeshift Tales

DATE

September 16, 2016October 15, 2016

Opening Reception

September 16, 20166:30 – 8:30 PM

exhibitions

Elizabeth D’Agostino, Makeshift II, Owlpod, 2016, collage, screenprint, monotype and etching on Gampi paper, 14” x 18” image and paper, edition 1/4 VE. Photo by Brian Burnett

Elizabeth D’Agostino has spent the last few years building fictitious environments merging elements both real and imagined. As a child D’Agostino curiously watched her father graft his backyard fruit trees. She would watch him carefully join separate varieties of trees and as a result would produce various varieties of fruit from a single tree in an urban setting.

This body of work chronicles D’Agostino’s fascination with grafting and attempts to create a catalogue of re-organized components and fictional categories of nature with an invented narrative. D’Agostino draws from biodiversity and the complexities of the changing landscape emphasizing how various paths of nature have been interrupted by rapidly producing populations.