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PS Sued/Pens – An Old/New Piece in Progress

Sorting through the last few unopened boxes packed when I moved from Colorado to New York in 2012, I found this piece I was working on in the mid 2000’s. It’s called PS Sued/Pens because of the text it features. It’s nearly done, I’m just deciding how I’d like to display it as a finished work. I hope to post an update about that very soon! In the meantime, check out these two pictures.

Elisha Sarti - Work in Progress
Elisha Sarti, Working title: PS Sued/Pens, in progress
Acrylic, pen, cardboard, junkmail, paper
(This is the front of the piece.)
11 in x 3 in / 27.94 cm x 7.62 cm.

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Elisha Sarti - Work in Progress
Elisha Sarti, Working title: PS Sued/Pens, in progress
Acrylic, pen, cardboard, junkmail, paper
(This is the back of the piece.)
11 in x 3 in / 27.94 cm x 7.62 cm.

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Uniformation

Elisha Sarti - Uniformation - Painting on wood - 2014
Elisha Sarti, Uniformation, 2014
Acrylic on wood
23.5 x 14 x 0.50 in / 59.69 x 35.56 x 1.27 cm.

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Splendesse 89 (2014)

Elisha Sarti - Splendesse 89 - Painting on wood - 2014
Elisha Sarti, Splendesse 89, 2014
Acrylic with collage, on wood
38.5 x 17 x 0.25 in / 97.79 x 43.18 x 0.64 cm.

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Sugar Hater (2014)

Elisha Sarti - Sugar Hater - Collage 2011
Elisha Sarti, Sugar Hater, 2014
Acrylic with collage, on wood
34.5 x 19.5 x 0.25 in / 87.63 x 49.53 x 0.64 cm.

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Open to Suggestion

Elisha Sarti -  Open to Suggestion - 2014
Elisha Sarti, Open to Suggestion, 2014
Acrylic with collage and found fabric on wood
6 in x 11 in / 15.24 cm x 27.94 cm.

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Geek Love art by Elisha Sarti @ Bound Requiem Show, Last Rites Gallery NYC

I am so pleased to have one of my artworks exhibited in the group show “Bound Requiem,” curated by artist Michael Mararian. Opening Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Last Rites Gallery in NY, NY, the show features artwork made from found books and explores the idea of “the death of the book” in this digital age. The book I chose to work with is Geek Love by Katherine Dunn, published in 1989.

Elisha Sarti - Geek Love - after Katherine Dunn - 2013
Elisha Sarti, Geek Love (after Katherine Dunn), 2013
Acrylic with collage including book pages on canvas
28 in x 22 in / 71.12 cm x 55.88 cm

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This particular book found me a few times during my life – first, when I was kid at the public library. There, the neon orange cover stood out from the new releases shelf. My early-teenaged self honed in on the title since everyone in junior high threw the word “geek” around so much. The font on the cover looked digital and vaguely futuristic so I assumed the story would be about computer whizzes in love and checked it out. When I got home and read Dunn’s amazing tale, I was pleasantly surprised to learn the geeks of this story are indeed outsiders but not ’80s computer nerds. They are geeks in the carnival sense of the word: the matron of the story bites the heads off live chickens at the circus. Later, at art school I signed up for a course called “Geek Lit.” and was again pleasantly surprised. This book was part of the curriculum, where there was lively discussion of (and much inspiration to be gained from) the story’s novelty and how it applies to artists and art-making. And now, it finds me again – I was searching the city all summer hoping to stumble upon a book for this show and inspiration struck me at the Strand – there was its neon orange cover shining in the sun on the used book rack and I knew I must explore this story once more.

The painting I made incorporates pages from the first edition as well as the cover. (It’s interesting to note that the publisher Alfred Knopf allowed its famous dog logo to be altered for this edition. In the Geek Love version of the logo there are 5 legs on the dog in keeping with the book’s theme of genetic mutation and carnival freaks.) The flower motif that I added to the background of this image references an idea from the book – “Papa’s Roses” were what the story’s family called the intentionally created genetically mutated children in the book. In the copy of the book I got for this show, there was an inscription. I left it showing in the finished piece. It reads: Takes one to know one. Happy Birthday! Rob.

Bound Requiem at Last Rites Gallery

Anyhow, I am truly honored to be showing among the many great artists that Michael Mararian has gathered for this show. Please join us at the opening party December 14, 2013 from 7-11 pm or view the show through January 18, 2014. See the show online here: http://lastritesgallery.com/shows_boundrequiem_2013.php

INFO:

BOUND REQUIEM
14 DECEMBER 2013 – 18 JANUARY 2014
A BOOK-THEMED GROUP ART EXHIBIT CURATED BY MICHAEL MARARIAN
LAST RITES GALLERY
511 W. 33rd NYC
http://lastritesgallery.com

PARTICPATING ARTISTS:
Tom Bagshaw, C3, Sas & Colin Christian, Luke Chueh, Chris Crites, Jason D’Aquino, Joe Decamillis, AJ Fries, Ray Geary, Naoto Hattori, Sylvia Ji, Craig LaRotonda, Scott Lickstein, Lola, Dave MacDowell, Michael Mararian, Amanda Marie, Julian Montague, Eric Richardson, Alexander Korzer-Robinson, Elisha Sarti, Mike Stilkey, David Stoupakis, Elizabeth Winnel and Genevive Zacconi

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Domestic Blissed Her

Elisha Sarti - Domestic Blissed Her - 2013
Elisha Sarti, Domestic Blissed Her, 2013
Acrylic with collage on wood
13 in x 18 in x .25 in / 33.02 cm x 45.72 cm x .64 cm.

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Top Ten

Elisha Sarti - Top Ten - 2013
Elisha Sarti, Top Ten, 2013
Acrylic with collage on wood
11.25 in x 17.25 in x .25 in / 28.6 cm x 43.8 cm x .64 cm.

For information about availability and pricing, please inquire here: inquiry [at] ElishaSarti.com

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Pepperidge Sur La Plage

Elisha Sarti - Pepperidge Sur La Plage - 2013
Elisha Sarti, Pepperidge Sur La Plage, 2013
Acrylic with collage on wood
11.5 in x 19.75 in x .25 in / 29.21 cm x 50.17 cm x .64 cm.

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That, That and That

Elisha Sarti - That, That and That - 2013
Elisha Sarti, That, That and That, 2013
Acrylic with collage on wood
14.25 in x 20 in x .25 in / 36.2 cm x 50.8 cm x .64 cm.

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Mirror # 6: Petrol – Angela Oaks x Elisha Sarti

Angela Oaks X Elisha Sarti - Mirror No. 9 - 2013
Angela Oaks & Elisha Sarti, Mirror # 9: Petrol, 2013
Mixed media on found fabric
8 in x 12 in / 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm.

More about the Mirror Numbers Series: http://elishasarti.com/tag/mirror-numbers
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Or More

This piece is part of “Junkmail Squared” at the All Roads Project by NOWhere Limited. It is available for purchase at: NOWhereLimited.com

Elisha Sarti - Or More - 2012
Elisha Sarti, Or More, 2012
Acrylic, colored pencil, ink on reconstituted junk mail
5 in x 5 in x 0.5 in/ 12.7 cm x 12.7 cm x 1.27 cm.

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In The Industry

This piece is part of “Junkmail Squared” at the All Roads Project by NOWhere Limited. It is available for purchase at: NOWhereLimited.com

Elisha Sarti - In The Industry - 2012
Elisha Sarti, In The Industry, 2012
Acrylic, colored pencil, ink on reconstituted junk mail
5 in x 5 in x 0.5 in/ 12.7 cm x 12.7 cm x 1.27 cm.

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Now in Love

Elisha Sarti - Now in Love - 2012
Elisha Sarti, Now In Love, 2012
Acrylic with mixed media on wood
16 in x 12 in x .75 in / 40.64 cm x 30.48 cm x 1.9 cm.

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New (She Styled Herself)

Elisha Sarti - (New) She Styled Herself - 2012
Elisha Sarti, (New) She Styled Herself, 2012
Acrylic with mixed media on wood
16 in x 12 in x .75 in / 40.64 cm x 30.48 cm x 1.9 cm.

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Good Maker

Elisha Sarti - Good Maker - 2012
Elisha Sarti, Good Maker, 2012
Acrylic with mixed media on wood
16 in x 12 in x .75 in / 40.64 cm x 30.48 cm x 1.9 cm.

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