“Summer in the City” is available though your local bookstore and on Amazon!
About the book –
“Summer in the City” is a monograph of a series of paintings that apposes self-portraits as First Ladies with guns and fun-in-the-sun. By combining handguns with traditional summer pleasures such as reading, swimming, biking, or baseball, Summer in the City takes the American obsession with packing heat to its logical and darkly humorous conclusion. Sadly, this work becomes more relevant each day.
In addition to reproductions of all thirty paintings, the monograph includes an essay by curator Yulia Tikhonova and foreward by Balinda Fiebiger of Enlightening Publishers, who conceived the book –
“I felt the need to publish this series of paintings in a monograph, so the work could be seen by more people than in just a fleeting gallery experience.”
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Sketches of the design work i did during my recent residency at Santa Fe Art Institute. This art-and-architecture project translates my America Povera paintings into architecture. A stylistic mash-up that reflects American socio-political history sited on 2 ½ acres in rural Mississippi. House will reflect political history of the American home while providing a home for the client.
Summer in the City
BOOK LAUNCH! SATURDAY OCTOBER 10, 2-6 PM
Book Signing and Discussion @ 4PM
As part of our ongoing presentation of Laura Elkins’s White House Collection (2000-2015) of self-portraits from life as America’s First Ladies, we are pleased to host the debut presentation of the recently published monograph of Ms. Elkins’s “Summer in the City” series. Ms. Elkins, as your favorite First, is packing heat, and giving off sparks that fire the imagination. DO NOT MISS IT! Laura will be at the gallery to sign copies of her monograph and discuss her work.
Yulia Tikhonova and Jim Wintner
FIRST, SHE’S A LADY!
OPENING RECEPTION FOR THE ARTIST
THURSDAY JUNE 18TH 6-8 PM
We are thrilled to present the first comprehensive New York show of Laura Elkins’ recent paintings. Originally inspired by her first visit to the White House, where she discovered the official first lady portraits, Ms. Elkins has spent the last 15 years devoted to portraying these women (collectively known as FLOTUS) in a series of self-portraits that are a journey of painterly and personal discovery, and a wry commentary on our complex political and social mores.
Elkins’ devotion to America’s First Ladies is inherently fascinating. Variously shape-shifting from Hillary to Michelle and back to Grace Coolidge and Eleanor Roosevelt, she has produced an exhilarating body of work that is simultaneously personal and political, provocative and profound; painterly and graphic; serious and ludic; topical and universal; feminist and feminine; alienating and seductive; sexy and demur; phenomenologically inspired… fearless… unforgettable.
Please note that our gallery will be open to the public on Sunday June 21st from 1-5 PM as part of Harlem Days/Harlem Nights 3rd Sunday.
Yulia & Jim
40 west 120 St. #3
2/3 to116th; 4/5 to 125th (6 to 116th)
Luke Alexander Atkinson, Kanchan Balse, Laura Elkins, Amanda Kates, Joren A. Lindholm and Paul Pietsch
Curated by Thomas Drymon for doris-mae
First Friday reception: Friday, January 9, 6-8pm
Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, January 17, 4-6pm
Closing day: Saturday, January 31
Hosted by Studio Gallery
2108 R Street NW
Washington DC 20008
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday 1-6pm; Saturday 11am-6pm
729 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
September 13 - October 4, 2014
Opening Reception – Friday, September 19, 6pm - midnight
Tamra Testerman, Laughing Horse Director, has invited me to be the first Artist-in-Residence. To kickoff my residency, Laughing Horse is presenting an exhibition of my work. The show includes selections from The White House Collection and Studies in Domination.
i’m lovin'it (Self as Hillary)
Friday - Sunday 11-6 and by appointment
Sue Scott, curator
June 4 - June 28, 2014
Aljira a Center for Contemporary Art
Fabrications: Constructing Female Identity
Laura Elkins • Coleen Fitzgibbon • Laura Marsh
Curator: Yulia Tikhonova
161 Chrystie St. NYC
January 7-31, 2014
Opening reception Friday, January 10 from 6-8pm
Gallery/Lounge: 6PM-Midnight Monday–Saturday
Laura Elkins 2013
Coleen Fitzgibbon, Wednesday, Jan. 15@ 7.30pm
Katya Grokhovsky, Anya Liftig, Wednesday, Jan email@example.com pm