Elisheva Biernoff - Paintings
May 11, 2017 — Jul 08, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday, May 11, 5:30-7:30pm.
Artist’s talk and book signing: Saturday, June 3 at 2pm.
Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of the work of Elisheva Biernoff. The exhibition brings together approximately fourteen of the artist’s small-format, painstakingly meticulous paintings—nearly the total of three year’s effort—and is accompanied by a 66-page publication.
Elisheva Biernoff’s hypnotically detailed works are based on found, anonymous photographs which are painted to exact scale as faithfully as possible. The paintings are made on thin sheets of sanded plywood measuring approximately 3-1/2 inches in height or width. In the process of making each work—which requires two to three months to complete—Biernoff pays far more attention to the images than the photographers who originally made them (before the objects were discarded or given away).