Now on view in the RSM Art Gallery is a series of continuous-line, blind-contour drawings by Elisa H. Hamilton. We are pleased to host a closing reception for the artist on Wednesday, September 25, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. We hope you can join us!
Elisa H. Hamilton
Underline: within, and beneath, the wandering lines
August 6 – September 27, 2019
Wednesday, September 25, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
This body of work explores my biracial identity through the introspective creation of continuous-line, blind-contour self-portraits; a drawing process that asks me to engage fully with my own visual form, and translate that form into line while not looking at what I am creating or lifting my mark from the page.
As a biracial person how I am seen shifts in the eye of the beholder and depends on social context. Through these explorations I contemplate my own visual form while relinquishing the ability to control how I look. I embrace a process of discovery that asks me to truly see myself, and asks the viewer to find me within, and beneath, the wandering lines.
These drawings began in black and white, but gradually shifted towards multicolored expressions of self. Through this process I have discovered that none of us are just one thing- we are all multicolored beings beneath the surface.
View the blog postings in the art gallery category for archived information about past exhibits.
About the RSM Art Gallery
The RSM Art Gallery at Bentley University is a cultural and educational resource for the entire Bentley community. Located in the Bentley Library, the gallery sponsors six to eight exhibits per year, highlighting the work of emerging New England artists working in a wide range of media.
For more information about the gallery please email Hugh Wilburn, Art Gallery Curator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.