Winston-Salem-based artist Elizabeth Alexander describes herself as a domestic archaeologist. Her sculptural work transforms the signs of status and cultural relics such as decorative wallpapers, antiques, architectural details and heirlooms. As she alters found objects of aesthetic beauty, she uncovers and reimagines stories of the American Dream.
For Alexander's 12 x 12 exhibition, the artist creates an elaborately reworked period room as a contemporary response to SECCA's historic spaces, gardens, and architecture.
About the Artist
Elizabeth Alexander is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in sculptures and installations made from paper and found objects. She holds degrees in sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy, MFA, and Massachusetts College of Art, BFA. She has fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the St. Botolph foundation, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, and was awarded the title "Best Artist of Boston" for 2014 by Improper Bostonian magazine. Her work has been highlighted and reviewed by publications such as Hyperallergic, School Arts Magazine, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, Art New England, The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research, Santa Barbara News-Press, The Detroit Free Press, New Glass Review, Open Letters Monthly, and Berkshire Fine Arts. She is currently Assistant Professor at the UNC School of the Arts.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.