Poster 2022, Undue Burden at DaSilva gallery. Linda Lindroth, curator.
Author: Elena Grossman
Elena Grossman is an artist and educator practicing visual art, graphic design, and programming for exhibition spaces, print, and screen media. Learn more about Elena
Ritual 13: Resolve
My Ritual Open Call work began as calligraphic thank-you notes to my forebears and eventually became “gratitude,” my first installation with @ritual_open. Now that show is up in Oxon Run Park, and it’s time to think about the next location. I went from Gratitude to Rage—and now it’s Resolve. As in: I will keep finding ways […]
Ritual Open Installation
Last week Lisa Brown, Adrian, Rome Brown, and I installed the first location for the Ritual exhibition! It features my delightful collaborators, @healherphotography, @yvonne_shortt, @threestoryranch, @galaxina500, @amirahb_art, @art.of_e, and @daria_dorosh. Photos by me and Adrian Cooke.
Ritual 12a: Amendment
By the time I got to post the final banner to Instagram, the damn supreme court had followed through on its intention to revoke bodily autonomy from people who can get pregnant. So maybe this is the next banner.
Ritual 12: Banner Planner
My twelfth and final banner post, long delayed. It’s been a rough couple of weeks. Work stress, car travel (always gets me), plus new medication gave me jitters and shakes for days. But a couple of weeks ago I finalized my first banner for the actual show, which begins in DC at Oxon Run Park […]
Ritual 11: Artemisia Gentileschi
With all the patriarchy, threats to bodily autonomy, and mass murder this week, I am thinking of Artemisia Gentileschi: her paintings, her trauma, her testimony, her world. And our world, 400 years later. Despair, yes, but also gratitude. Thank you, Artemisia Gentileschi. Please see paintings and learn about this artist whose work has always been seen […]
Twenty years of self portraits. The mes don’t look happy! In 2022 I will make one that shows I’m having fun.
Ritual 10: Square comps
I’ve been working on the 1:1 format in preparation for The Actual Banner. Here are some full composition squares…and then just one new detail from Paul Klee because I think that one might not be done yet! Might be adding a layer or two tomorrow.
Ritual 9: Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco was in one of the early compositions but she needed her own ritual. What an immense influence she has had on me, through lyrics, actions, activism, guitar. Thank you, Ani DiFranco!
An exuberant return to ritual! Beautiful flows emerge but then disappear in seconds as the paint dries. Only I get to see them, so I’m trying to capture some of the moments on camera. Rushing swirling roaring rivers can be underwhelming when they run dry. Working on a paintbrush-camera shuttling maneuver that I hope to perfect or port to video. […]