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Elise Loomis

Elise Loomis

Artist
Profile Location
Denver , CO
Biography

Elise Loomis a multimedia collage and print artist from Denver, Colorado. She received her BFA from Concordia University.

Artist Statement

My artwork can be best described as psychological metaphor. Certain images quietly force themselves into my everyday life, nagging me to incorporate them into my current work. Lately these have included bone structures like the ribcage and pelvis, insects such as moths and butterflies, and qualities like iridescence and the color red. These motifs are more or less discoveries, they are not of my own genius. They manifest themselves in nature, literature, and imagery, and they refuse to be ignored. Often times I feel drawn to use a particular symbol, even one that may cause me discomfort, but I know in my gut that it must be important if it has been prompting me for awhile. Usually, it is not until the work is complete that I understand the metaphor behind it; I trust my intuition before my understanding. In other words, my work informs me, I do not inform it. My work reveals to me an image of my internal self, a concept that has always been troubling for me to grasp in more literal ways. This being said, my identity as a mortal being is something that consistently appears in my work, but applies to humanity in general. By analyzing my own psychological symbols surrounding the concept of mortality, I create a direct situation that pushes others to do the same. Similar to what I experience while creating my work, my audience will find viewing my work uncomfortable, yet valuable to the understanding of their own identity as a mortal being. Perhaps this explains why many of the motifs I am currently dealing with (the bones, insects, and qualities of iridescence and the color red) allude to the idea of death and/or an inner being. These symbols have been presented to me so that I may present them as prompting metaphors to my fellow human beings.

Medium
Print / Paper
Mixed Media
Collage
 
 

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Elise Loomis
Aug
02
8/2/19 to 8/30/19
Multiple Mediums
Lindsey Day
G.V. Kelley
Elise Loomis
Maria Spiess
Nov
01
11/1/19 to 12/28/19
Multiple Mediums
Luke Huling
Nathan Murray
Amanda Durig
Anne Burton
Arjan Zazueta
Bartholomew Lynch
Bill Shaffer
Bri Murphy
Brett Anderson
Brian Kluge
Chris Rudasill
Cody Weber
Drew Lueders
Dandee Pattee
Elise Loomis
Erica Green
Gerit Grimm
G.V. Kelley
Heather Jo Davis
Jason Piccoli
Jen Graham
Jenni Brant
Jon Love
Jordan Buschur
Kari Radasch
Kate Running
Katelyn Farneth
Katie Taylor Frisch
Kristen Martincic
Kristin Powers Nowlin
Liana Owad
Lindsey Day
Lori Tatreau
Maria Spiess
Matt Bukrey
Matthew Dercole
McKenzie Phelps
Michael Ian Larsen
Naomi Mostkoff
Neil Celani
Nora Rolf
Owen Buffington
PJ Hargraves
Roxanne Jackson
Sarah Logan
Sara Truman
Stephanie Leach Vendetti
Susan Stark-Johnson
Taylor Woolwine
Tracy Shell
Trudie Teijink
Mar
04
3/4/22 to 5/27/22
Multiple Mediums

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